1995 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1995 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 3.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

This car could eat continents.

Faults:

The screen-washer jets were blocked with polish. No big deal.

General Comments:

These cars, with classic late 80s styling, are looking better each year. Pundits reckon this was probably the last of the heavily over-engineered Mercs, and the rare hardtop coupe is perhaps the pick of the bunch. There is a feeling of absolute solidity about this car that makes you feel utterly serene as you waft along in near-silence, knowing all the time that if you need to floor the pedal, the nose will lift slightly and the horizon will be reeled in effortlessly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2004

1995 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Diesel 3.0 litre diesel from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired256500 kilometres
Most recent distance274150 kilometres
Previous carToyota Matrix

Summary:

My extended efforts during my prepurchase investigations have undoubtedly paid off!

Faults:

In the six month duration of owning this vehicle, the only things which I have had to replace are a few light bulbs for the instrument panel cluster, a tail light light bulb, and a halogen headlight lamp.

Although the trip odometer still functions in regards to tracking distance, the numbers are not aligned properly and the unit will not reset.

General Comments:

My vehicle rides and handles extremely well.

The diesel fuel makes it quite economical to operate, (approx.$0.05/Km).

The interior has stood up very well considering the age of the vehicle.

The windshield exhibits signs of well traveled vehicle as it is fairly pitted, and unfortunately the wiper cannot clear the rain without streaking as a result.

I genuinely wish it were a five speed, but I will endure the less than ideal performance of this automatic because I find the rest of the package very satisfactory.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2004

3rd Jan 2005, 14:36

Bought my E300 Diesel with 40K miles on the odometer. Have put on 100K miles since.

Windshield has been replaced. Have never had a wiper blade that worked well since.

Had to replace glow plugs around 120K miles. Had to send to Germany to get them- Expensive!

Expensive to maintain, but at 30 m.p.g. it's worth it.

I love this car! I plan to drive it till it dies. It handles beautifully, feels safe and has never let me down!

1995 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E36 AMG Estate 3.6 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.6 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired27500 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Fantastic

Faults:

Electrical fault resulting in loss of battery power.

General Comments:

This car is exceptional in what it can achieve. A dignified looking Mercedes that is a hooligan underneath, yet it can carry seven people, five of them in extreme comfort.

It is relatively fuel efficient considering its engine size and weight.

The only aspect that lets it down is the Mercedes dealership network.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th September, 2003

14th Feb 2004, 00:00

The E36 is a fantastic car, the joy of which will only ever be known to a few as only about 70 were ever built and only 12 in righthand drive. It was one of the first collaborations between Mercedes and AMG when AMGs were rather rarer than today.

It is fast, comfortable, has incredible roadholding and is a joy to own and drive. It does not have a V6 engine, but an inline 6 cylinder which is smooth and responsive, so much nicer than the V6 engine.

I have a one previous owner estate with 56,000 miles on the clock from 1995 with full MBSH. Most optional extras were fitted and this car cost £56,000 in 1995, which was and remains a great deal of money.

Available in coupe and saloon form, you can happily read more about these cars in recent editions of the Mercedes Benz Enthusiast magazine. If you are really interested I can let you have a copy of the original price list and brochure which came with my car.

This has to be one of the coolest MBs of the 80s, but in an entirely subtle way.

7th Oct 2005, 10:56

I own a 1996 E36 AMG estate, with 172,000 miles. Has FMBH. The car has a good balance of power and economy. I have owned it for 2 years and she has never let me down. Apparently, this model is quite rare in this country which adds to the enjoyment of owning and driving this mercedes-Benz.

Since owning this car, other road users seem to have become more courteous (strange..but true!).Could it be because I'm female? Who knows?

Although the mileage is high, I shall keep this car for a long time to come, as the performance and specification equals pure driving pleasure.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 15 reviews