Cons: "Not very well suited for cold weather, snow/ice."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"E55's are great cars. Powerful, fast, handle great, very comfortable and quiet.
I bought this car mainly due to its safety. Definitely one of the safest vehicles built, out rank almost every other car out there.
These cars are quite fast from the factory. They're hot-rods disguised as a family sedan. They run 13.0-13.5 bone stock from the factory. They corner like they're on rails, and stop on a dime due to the humongous brakes.
Surprisingly, some parts are REALLY cheap right from the dealer (mainly suspension parts), other parts aren't quite as cheap. Front brakes cost $1k to do, however, you do them only once every 100k.
The ride is firm yet doesn't jar you like a sports car does. The ride is further enhanced by the air filled seats (super comfortable).
The interior layout is fairly simple and aesthetically pleasing with the dark wood finish. The only drawback for some people may be the COMAND (nav/radio) unit. It will take some getting used to.
The ride is VERY quiet. The loudest thing on the car are the tires, which aren't really all that loud.
The activated charcoal filters filter out any undesired smells, allergens and so forth. You can drive behind a truck spewing diesel smoke and not smell it.
They have very few issues mechanically, however, if you can't fix it yourself, it may cost you a pretty penny to get it repaired (shops see the MB star and immediately want to charge you an arm and a leg).
Being a professional mechanic, the more I work on this car, the more I realize the beauty of its simplicity to repair. It's actually quite easy to work on.
All in all, a great car for the money."
Cons: "At 10 years old the air cannot be inexpensively re"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Totally worth the money. We are hard on cars and our Mercedes E320 is lasting through all the wear and tear. The repair cost vs the mileage is remarkable. Our air is out and not worth fixing, but I would drive cross country on a cool day in a minute... No worries! I expect it to work past 300,000 miles just keep up with oil changes."
"I have owned this turbo-diesel for several years now. It is my first car besides hand-me-down loaners from family and it has been and is a great car. It drives great, is like a tank and gets surprisingly good mileage for how heavy and old it is (25-28 mpg). I love the quirky features like the pop-up cup holder and the keypad radio buttons that allow you to type in a particular station. There is even a button to drop all three rear seat headrests; so random. I even like the tape deck because it allows me to use a tape converter for my iPhone that has greater sound fidelity than the over the radio adapters. It has a comfortable ride and handles great even at 15 years old."
"This is a Beautiful Vehicle, my personal opinion is that
it was designed for a man verses a woman (the seating and
the front of the vehicle designed for tall individuals). It has a great engine. The interior is nice. Only complaint, since I am original owner- THE RUST on the door. Mercedes
products are suppose to be high quality and for the price
The trunk is very roomy and back seat has lots of room for
a child seat and passenger.
Totally love this vehicle, just wish the body did NOT
have RUST and that the company would stand by product.