21st Aug 2014, 09:39
Thanks for posting this review. I have been seriously considering an E Class, but now will more than likely update to another Lexus. Agree with the prior comment that it's a pity Mercedes haven't made quality improvements from the previous series E Class.
21st Aug 2014, 20:02
The only way Mercedes will get back to where it was, is to build a Lexus. Lexus started out by building a Mercedes. Mercedes made its name by building cars you could throw off a cliff and it'll still run, cars that are used as taxis in Egypt having done 800K km. Leather and gadgets do not a great car make. It's not the badge that makes the car - it's the car that the badge was affixed to.
24th Aug 2014, 10:22
Excellent review. Mercs aren't what they used to be. Lexus is a far better choice.
30th Sep 2014, 15:59
I am sure there are many more reliable and cheaper to run luxurious cars than a Mercedes Benz. Having owned a Mercedes Benz for 4 years and having paid a lot for servicing over this period ($4800), I am still of the opinion that a Mercedes Benz is a car totally in its own class. Yes, it is expensive to run, but if you want a car that drives like no other, Mercedes Benz is the car for you.
I sold my Mercedes Benz 2 years ago and bought a cheaper to maintain luxury car. At first it was nice to get the lower servicing bills, but that has now worn off, because the cheaper bills just do not make up for that special Mercedes Benz-factor. As soon as I can afford the high maintenance bills again, I will be buying another Mercedes Benz.