"Nice array of features for the driver to set at a given preference. The "500" provides great acceleration making it fun to drive and good for avoiding unwanted driving situations.
The adjustable suspension and other high tech features are expensive to maintain. I purchased an extended after-market warranty, which was costly, but less expensive then being without it.
Is it worth it? Yes! Love the E-500!!"
Cons: "Placement of MP3/Ipod cords; lack of backseat pass"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car has all the features I required, plus many additions. The leather heated seats with the button adjustments on the door is great- no fumbling out of view to find buttons. The ride is comfortable, quiet and smooth. The only maintenance thus far has been routine. I owned 2 Volvos prior to this car and the maintenance cost, thus far, has been less. The audio system is great, including the built-in GPS. The design of the dashboard and steering wheel buttons are conveniently placed. The 4matic feature handles well in wet and snowy conditions. The moon roof (versus sunroof) is great and much appreciated by backseat passengers. The things I would change (not biggies) are adding folding back seats for trunk access and moving the MP3/IPOD cords from the glove compartment and closer to the driver."
"I bought this car CPE with 22,000 miles on it and it now has 78,000. I've had some problems with exhaust gas sensors, the command system and with the rear sun shade all of which have been fixed by the dealer quickly and under warranty. I'm a little concerned about the maintenance cost after next year when the warranty will expire.
Maintenance cost risk aside it's a great car. I have the Vl-6 Turbo Diesel and it has great power, is quiet and comfortable and I can easily travel at any speed the law allows and more even here in Texas. I have averaged about 33 mpg since I've had the car."