"Perfect size. Top notch seat comfort and soild feel. Smooth but not cushy ride. Strong engine. 28.8 mpg when driven at 70. Seamless acceleration. As I read somewhere...built like a tank with a soft touch. Lexus is more reliable, but does not and can not touch Mercedes feel."
"This has been by far the best car I ever owned. I have owned it for 2 1/2 yrs bought it used. it had 70,000 mi. It now has 130,000 and has had a few issues with bearings and fuel leak but overall a great car. No motor or trains problems to date."
"E430 is the nicest car I've ever owned. Bought it new. This is my 3rd Mercedes E class. They all have had excellent comfort and performance with a nice heavy but very agile feel. All 3 have had electrical problems and 2/3 have had significant air conditioning problems, however."
"One of the best and most practical cars I ever owned. Came upon while looking for a truck - well, it has a six foot bed (under cover), is sooooo comfortable, and economical (I get 20mpg city and 27mpg highway) - My 4 year newer C320 wagon gets 2 miles less bothh ways even being much smaller, lighter, and by far not as comfortable and quiet."
"I,ll never buy another 6 , except maybe a v-6 . The performance of the v-8 far exceeds the 6, needless to say the awd is a plus in the snow , however it affects gas mileage significantly. This car is Like No Other!!!!!"
"2000 E 320 Wagon 4 matic is great! I have had it for 8+ years and plan to love it for more! It drives very well and is great in snow. I used to drive Suburbans and this is amazing... a real tank in any weather. I run studded snows in the winter and live at the top of a hill, no problem for this gem. The 218,000 miles has only diminished the mileage slightly. Perhaps because I am vigilant with the oil changes and service. Rust has started to appear and I plan to get the body redone... I hope I can drive this for another 200,000 miles at least!"