"This is the best car I've owned bar none! I've had this car for over 4 years and I've taken good care of it, but honestly it hasn't required much. New mass airflow sensor $450 parts & labor at about 100Kmi, but outside of that just oil changes and brake pads, and transmission fluid change. This car runs as well now (122K miles) as it did at 37k. It is truely an awesom machine. The handling, comfort (very smooth ride with Michelin tires), quietness, and power are all my favorite aspects."
"Wife wanted a 4 door sedan with automatic transmission. I wanted a performance car. We have both been completely satisfied for 6 years and I enjoy the E55 as much today as the day I purchased it. It looks and runs like a new car. I will never own a more satisfying vehicle."
"I bought my E430 new in 2001 and have been driving this car like a race car everyday! I have gone through numerous sets of tires and brakes with just a few glitches with the engine. Now that I have hit the 100,000 mile mark, little things have to be maintained but overall this car will be with me for years to come. I would love to upgrade to an S Class in the future, but I am still having too much fun driving this rocketship!"
"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."