1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Avantgarde Kombi/Estate 2.8 V6 4-Matic from Germany
Comfortable family cruiser
Eats tail-light brake bulbs. On average a replacement is due every couple of months. Irritating, but easy and cheap to change yourself.
Left-rear electric window failure at 140,000 Km. Fixed by dealer.
Instrument panel bulb failures at various times. Fixed by dealer.
Apart from the bulb issues, this car has never been a problem (touch wood). Still going strong and is a comfortable cruiser for long journeys. Very large load-carrying capacity.
Car is pretty quick, but is heavy.
Fuel consumption not bad.
4-matic helps in slippery conditions.
Standard equipment not very generous, but true for most German prestige models.
Generous internal room for driver and passengers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th August, 2005