Crankshaft pulley recall - 85,000.
Mass air flow sensor - 85,000 (my fault... I touched it).
Electronic key failure at 87,000 (they get old and need to get replaced.. Mine was the original key).
My Mercedes Benz is a fabulous car! I absolutely love it. And even with the small things that have gone wrong, it has been extremely reliable and safe. I have another Mercedes as well, that has been just as fabulous as the E Class.
These E Classes are truly amazing cars. They are timeless and beautiful! These last E Classes from 1996-2000 were the last that were well built by Daimler Benz, instead of Daimler Chrysler. These are treasured because of how well they are built. If you have the opportunity to purchase one.. Just make sure an independent Mercedes Benz specialist has it looked over, to make sure that you're getting a good car. Better to spend the 100 bucks to have the car looked over, rather than 10,000 later.
Yes, little things go wrong... But what car doesn't have its faults. No car is perfect. These are high performance cars, that require more attention than a simple point A to point B kind of a car. If you're looking for a car to just buy and not worry about it... Then you need to buy a Honda or a Toyota. German cars are extremely advanced and well built, that yes, require a little more money to run. But the quality that comes with a Mercedes Benz or a BMW is exponentially greater than that of a Nissan or a Toyota. They are timeless pieces of history. Many don't know that Mercedes Benz was really the very first car. These machines are engineering marvels, and as long as are maintained, will run FOREVER! My very first Mercedes has 1,000,000 miles on it, and still is running, same motor and all. Shows that as long as they're cared for, you can make them last. I recommend them to anyone who is willing to try.
My Dad always said "you can't be a true petrol head unless you have owned an Alfa Romeo..." well I say the same, but put in Mercedes Benz instead of Alfa Romeo!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th June, 2012