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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 23/Hwy 31/Comb 26 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, Turbo Diesel Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 494 Ratings for the 1996 - 2002 models.

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

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!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best Mercedes I've ever owned.

By on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 242,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable, leather interior, comfortable car riding"

Cons: "Needs new clear coat."

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

"This 1996 Mercedes diesel is a real trooper. Taupe exterior, leather seats, Sunroof, A/C, large trunk, I have personally logged over 220,000 miles in this car. I bought the E300D from my West Palm Beach Mercedes dealer. I average about 32 MPG. I will give the buyer all of the service records. The only needed repairs is new paint and a couple of rust spots. I have an estimate of $2500 for the paint and rust. $4500."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

My worst expentiture for a car in 53 yrs.

By on Friday, January 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Style is nice."

Cons: "Cost of ownership"

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

"Some of the problems I had: 1)Front strut separated from frame. It was actually attached to sheet metal not the frame. 2)Glow plugs had to be replaced numerous times. 3)When the car kept stalling I took it to the dealer for repair. Paid $400 dollars for a diagnostic and another $2200 for repairs. Drove the car for a half mile after picking it up and it stalled again. Turned out to be a fuel relay which I replaced my self. 4)When the injector pump began to leak the dealer advised me that it was "unserviceable" and a new one would cost $5600.00. I found an O-ring kit on the internet for twenty bucks and repaired it myself. 5)Even though it was garaged, every quarter panel and doors are rusted in multiple spots. I'd keep going but I'm running out of room here but I hope you get the picture. So much for Mercedes quality and their dependable dealerships."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Vary Nice Lux. Car to own, Now I need to move have

By on Thursday, January 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 83,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"This is vary good car I own, I bought the car, 5-6 years ago, I am second own, this car only has 83,000 Miles on it, MB is world #one car maker, it not have any comparison for other cars, even 2014 new car, it is much more comfortable to ride on this car, also it has vary good gas mileage 20/27. older car cost more cheaper on Insurance too"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

1999 e320 so happy with my purchase

By on Friday, December 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 131,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "ride, gas milege, comfort, Great driving car"

Cons: "a/c repair and needs an updated radio"

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

"I thought the car was off, The engine is so quiet.I just came from a 2012 Caddy, This car drives circles around it for comfort, power,room, I don't keep hitting my head when I get in.I cannot believe how cushy the ride is on the highway.The steering radius is excellent. Did I mention the compliments in white. I did good research on the car, always Florida driven with 2 previous owners and the car came with Michellin tires in good tread. Overall very happy with it. Only problem is a/c But it's winter so it's not a problem now. Did I mention I got over 500 miles on adistance drive. And I use a mixture of octanes with no knocking"

11 people out of 16 found this review helpful

for a older luxery type car mindblowing n a steal!

By on Wednesday, November 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 219

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "drives n rides smooth like its brand new!"

Cons: "no ac, cant figure it out"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"me, personally, thinks it is a pretty good real reliable luxery kinda car! for the the year n how old it is n the mileage that is on it, have to say it runs pretty freakin good n if u seen it with ur own eyes n drove it yourself i may think n believe that u would agree with me n think the same thing as i do! not too much rust or anything with the paint, has some real nice shiny crome wheels n real good tires, moon roof, electric everything, real big trunk space, its got pretty much everything for stock wise that is, spacious, clean, smooth, its alright on gas kinda, good heat, the only thing that we dont have or we just cant figure it out is the AC...it says n has an option for air conditioning but it doesnt really work n it rides so smooth on the highway too!! just like a bird in the wind n just sailing or flying through the air!! overall, all im trying to say is that i was not expecting to see the car in such good condition as it is in or how it drives n rides once u get behind the wheel, especially for the mileage thats on it for it being a 97', almost 20 yrs old already n its still runs n treats u good like it was a brand new mercedes!! dont have any pics online right now but if u in the area u have to look in person to believe me when i tell u that its a real good car for it being an older mercedes!! u will be suprised to see what it looks like n see what im telling u just like i was when i first seen it so come check it out n see for yourself!!"

3 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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