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1996 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 498 Ratings for the 1996 - 2002 models.

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  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.0/10
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Excellent car

By on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 173,936

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Safe and beautiful"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This has been a great car. I am donating it to charity which is giving it to family in need."

So nice I want a new one

By on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 154,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable ride. Nice interior."

Cons: "Could use better cupholders."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this car from a buddy who needed cash. Never had any interest in Mercedes. Mostly driving Audi's and Porsche I was surprised to find how much fun this car is to drive. For a four door it looks sporty enough and is very comfortable to drive locally or on a road trip. Since this is an older version, things like the phone don't work because it was analog. The Bose stereo sounds great. The single wiper blade throws me off a little. Maint is a bit high but remember, it takes 8.5 quarts of oil (every 12k miles) and has 2 plugs per cylinder so tune ups can get expensive.Has a 21 gal tank which can take you more then 300 miles but I have to admit, it's sometimes a shock to fill it from empty. I average 18 mpg overall. All in all I am happy with the old girl and would recommend it overall."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Driving excellence, quality, utility, economy

By on Thursday, April 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Quality - problems are rare"

Cons: "repairs can be relatively expensive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great automatic four wheel drive. 4matic better on snow than a pickup"

Great car, sold on Mercedes

By on Tuesday, March 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Solid car"

Cons: "diesel clatter"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Needed a 4-door sedan, got a good price on a '97 300D, very low mileage. A luxury level car, especially since Diesels are usually plain. Wife likes the leather, moonroof etc. I like the solid smooth ride, tight transmission, very low road noise, super adjustable seats. Only drawback is that diesels don't have super acceleration, fine with me. Good fuel mileage. There is just nothing like a Mercedes for great engineering and detail, and nothing I've ever driven compares to the E-class."

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

I feel so safe in this car!

By on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Classy, Quick, Safe & Comfortable."

Cons: "i don't have a drink holder in the front seat"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love my car. I've never felt so safe in a vehicle. Last month someone decided to get off the freeway directly from the third lane i was passing the exit in the first lane. So, from 65mph (probably more like 70-75) to a dead stop to avoid the moron - I'm not going to lie. I was scared. Every other vehicle I've had would've maybe tried to stop, but ended up smashing that dude. My mercedes came to a solid, safe & secure stop, on a dime. It was fantastic! Gotta love that German engineering!"

10 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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