2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Avantgarde 3.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Unfortunately, not very positive
I have owned this car for about 1 week. I have done 500 miles in that time. The turbo has just failed; I paid £1500 for the car, and I have been quoted £1480 to replace the turbo.
The seats are relatively hard, but still comfortable.
The automatic gearbox is perfect, tiptronic is really useful, fuel economy is good.
I chose this car for a combination of reliability, economy and performance. The latter are correct.
I will be looking for a VW Passat 1.9 TDI next.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th January, 2014
21st Jan 2014, 20:59
No, no, no! Do not get a Passat! Believe me, you will get much more than just a turbo failing, especially if it is an auto/DSG.
22nd Jan 2014, 12:30
The 1.9 TDI is fine - the 2.0 ones give some problems depending on the version. And since the reviewer was from the UK, chances are it's a manual, not a DSG.
9th Jun 2014, 16:07
You've bought a Mercedes for 1500; what did you expect? If you are on a budget, don't buy a Mercedes, buy a Japanese or Korean car.
31st May 2015, 19:52
To all those Mercedes apologists.
Most of the time, when the majority of buyers purchase a car for a low price, “some repairs” are expected to be on the horizon.
The problem is how many, how often and how much will they cost?
In my opinion Mercedes exceeds all those expectations.
To be clear; too many, too often, and they cost far too much.
They are enjoyable cars otherwise.
Signed, JD (sobered up owner of two of them).