"Got my license in '64 - 1st year of the GTO and muscle car era. This Benz shames them in zero to 60 mph (6.6 seconds) and MPG (I average 30 mpg mixed / 35 mpg hiway @ 60). Should you forget the difference between torque and horsepower, drive one of these; your butt will forever know the sensation of 400 ft lbs twisting 7 speeds. What else? How about this; when new, the Bluetec is only $1000 more than the gas version E350. Two years out, on the used market, the difference jumps to $5,000. The engineering doesn't exactly jump out at you, but, theres lots of it. Bring a magnet - the hood is aluminum as are the fenders. The cabin doors are steel. A satisfying, low key, sedan cruiser thats economical, fun and will hold its value."
"This is a great car. Bought certified used. Highly recommend going this route, Outside of a BMW Bavaria i had years ago it has been my favorite. I have back issues and the heated car seats I use as therapy. Can drive 1000 miles and never feel cramped or tired. Has has one major breakdown but covered by an extended warrenty. My car doesn't have an ipod connect, a drawback. Unbelieveably smooth and powerful (500cc) and being a wagon has been used to carry all kinds of things. Much prefer driving it over my X5."
"I bought this Certified PO. It's what I expect from a Mercedes E class. My only gripe is the controls (A/C etc) seem a little cheap and should in my opinion, be digital, not manual. It could also use more power, but that's what the E 500 is for.
Overall, how can you go wrong. Beautiful vehicle."