2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Avantgarde 280i from UK and Ireland
MB have a serious problem retaining customers with these problems
My Cat converter broke up at 30,000 miles (1 year old), parts from which blew back into the engine, scoring all the bores and going into the oil ways.
MB agreed to fit a new engine. Having been to a number of MB dealers I find that this is not unusual on the 280 engine, they have all had a number of cars where this has happened.
Rust has also been a major issue with the car, recently MB have agreed to replace - tail gate, two wings, two doors, bonnet, repair roof and rear wheel arches.
The "command" CD player has failed, hence the Sat Navigation now doesn't work, MB dealer wants to fit a new unit for £2k. Don't think I will be investing more money on the is car.
I like the interior of the car, space is excellent, seats are uncomfortable, economy is average, servicing expensive. I wish I had bought a BMW or a Lexus.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th July, 2006