2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E280 2.8 petrol from UK and Ireland
Poor design badly executed
Always something wrong with this car.
Brakes, ESP, Safety Sensors and airbags.
Safety sensor in drivers seat fault disabled ALL the onboard safety systems. Took two dealers 10 months to fix, totally unacceptable.
Tyres last about 22,000 miles and cost close to £200 each.
Rear seat latch fault never fixed by dealer.
Glad to get rid of this terrible car.
Overweight with poor use of interior space.
Ridiculously high fuel consumption 15-22mpg.
Terrible dealer service, buyer beware!
Good ride quality (in a straight line).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th June, 2003
I own a Mercedes E280 (MY SECOND) fuel consumption averages around 25mpg which isn't bad for a 200bhp vehicle of this size. It takes a huge amount of luggage and seats four in comfort. New branded tyres are around £90.00 each and my car has 24k miles on the original tyres. Cracking car,fast, safe and luxurious. I think the reviewer must have a bad one, quite unusual in my experience. My previous one was sold at 130k miles and never needed anything other than routine servicing.
I would never buy a Merc of the early 2000's, Mercedes made the big mistake (in this period) to put all its wiring on 2 wires. Electronic problems were all around (except when you're lucky). That proves that, in their effort for simplicity, this didn't work with the complication of their variety of electronic stuff.