1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class from United Arab Emirates

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 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)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance132000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class

Summary:

A car to live with

Faults:

Nothing serious yet, except if you consider monthly service ;)

General Comments:

This is the best car ever, my first car ever was a '96 Jeep Wrangler then a MB E300 which was more than perfect.

But talking about this one '98, I'll tell you one thing I've been traveling from one country to another for the past 4 years evry 4 months "work and study" it's an 8 hours drive!! This car is THE car for traveling and every day use not to mention style ;)

IF I ever bought another car "which is gonna be, gotta be a MB" this one will always remain :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2003

1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan with sports package 4.3 V-8 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.3 V-8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carBMW 6 Series

Summary:

A great high performance sedan with superb fit and finish

Faults:

Brake system warning light had a malfunction and the parts were replaced under warranty. The brakes never failed, just the sensors needed replacing one time. This was minor and happened at 4800 miles.

At 62,000 (just past the standard warranty), the Air Mass Sensor went defective. This was just a warning light and did not leave me stranded. This was a minor problem, but the bill was $500 (275 in parts, 200 for labor).

The general quality of the car is excellent. The structure of the car is solid. The interior is flawless and has worn very well after close to 3 years.

General Comments:

In general the car has been mechanically excellent. I have never been left stranded or with painful mechanical difficulties like broken power windows.

The ride of the car is very smooth and the handling is precise and quick for a mid-size sedan. The engine is very smooth and provides good power all the way through the rev band.

It has the most interior room for a mid size sedan for both front and rear passengers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2002

17th Jun 2002, 10:25

Air mass sensor on my E320 went out at about the same mileage, but the bill was considerably less at $334 (June '02). Did not take it back to the Mercedes.

1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 turbo diesel from North America

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission turbo diesel
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I purchased my first MB in 1960, 190db, '67 - 200d, '75 - 300d, '87 - 300 turbo diesel, '98 - turbo diesel. In the 39 years, I have nothing but the best experience with them all. I have kept a spreadsheet on every penny spent on them ie: fuel, repairs, mpg, etc on each vehicle. The '98 is the crowning glory of my 40 years of driving in this Chariot of a automobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 1999

22nd May 2001, 07:24

I own a 1997 Mercedes E Class Elegance and I do agree that they are a fantastic car, I have owned two other mercs and I would never go back to another manufacturer.

3rd Sep 2001, 12:05

I have driven preowned Mercedes since 1977 and have owned about 15 or more of them. I have never been disappointed.

In 1999 I purchased a new E300 Turbodiesel. I've been on cloud nine ever since. It is, to my mind, a perfect automobile. It's fast, economical (40 - 45 mpg), and it never breaks!!! It's roomy, sticks to the highway, and has a cruising range of well over 700 miles (1100 Km)... and that's a whole days' driving!!!

Joe.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 12 reviews