"Handles better than my 4WD truck in the snow. Great to know all 4 wheels are pulling even at 80+ on the highway. Tipronic downshift excellent at all speeds and makes you feel like you're in control, without constantly braking. Wish they made a diesel like this."
"I have owned my E430 since I first purchased in 1998 brand new. I only drive to see clients and special occassion events. Today, it has 51,000 miles and I have only completed 2 major work done on the car as outlined in the owner's manual. I had 4 tires changed at 46,000 miles and battery replaced at 35,000 miles. 2nd new brake sets installed this year. Eventhough the costs that incurred for these 9 1/2 years were somewhat considered high, if compared to other luxury cars, I think my E430 has treated me good with respect to maintenance costs. Driving overall has been great. I don't make much money but when it comes to driving my E430, people really respect me....as you have heard many reviews.....Mr. this and Ms. that....I am Mr. Wonderful."