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Why (Not) the Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

Mercedes-Benz E-Class reviews by TrueDelta members get to the point: the best reasons for buying (or not buying) the E-Class.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reviews

10/09/13

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A member in Oregon, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Materials & workmanship
This is the best car we have owned . I owned a couple of LS 400 Lexus and my wife had a couple of Avalons , each of which are excellent cars . We have owned this E350 4matic sedan since new in 2007 . It has been trouble free.
I think the best sales pitch for a new Mercedes is to try an old Mercedes . Very solid with no rattles .

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Fuel economy
we get about 25 mpg with the 268 hp V6 4 matic on the road . Maybe 16-17 in town .

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Quietness, Handling, Audio & nav systems

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Cargo capacity

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01/25/13

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  Lexus GS 350 vs. Mercedes Benz E320 Bluetec
A member in Texas, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Quietness
The cabin is quite hushed with no wind noise and only a little tire whine from the concrete highway. I went to the dealer intending to buy a W211 (2009) MB E320 Bluetec but the MB was disappointingly loud at highway speeds and the clatter of the diesel engine protruded into the cabin at low speeds. I also test drove a Cadillac CTS Wagon on the same day. It was much quieter than the MB and a bit louder than the Lexus.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Driving position & visibility
The seating position is a bit low for my taste and it has taken me some time to find a comfortable driving position. My brief search on the interwebz reveals that I may be alone in this opinion. Leg room is good, and the adjustable lumbar support is adequate. Compared to the full-sized SUV I traded in for it, I do feel like I am sitting on the floor.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Materials & workmanship, Fuel economy, Ride smoothness



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04/15/14

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  Makes you look like you have money.
A member in Illinois, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Front seat support & comfort
simply perfect in every way. I wish other manufacturers would take notice.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Price or payments
wish I could have a dozen.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Exterior styling, Fuel economy, Price or payments



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03/22/13

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  Nice Vehicle, Diesel makes it great
A member in Delaware, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Fuel economy
Diesel delivers 40+ MPG at reasonable (70 mpg) highway speed, around 29 mpg around town. Diesel is quiet and powerful. Acceleration is awesome. Average 575 miles per tank.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Audio & nav systems
The user interface is terrible. Programming Nav can be frustrating. Vastly improved in the newer cars. Sirrus radio channels will blank out for extended periods with high regularity. Have had the central control unit replaced twice under warranty.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Ride smoothness, Quietness, Front seat support & comfort, Powertrain performance



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01/13/13

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  MB E350 Wagon vs. Audi Q5
A member in Texas, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Exterior styling
The Wagon is a very distinctive car not owned by many. Looks great.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Ride smoothness
On poor roads the sport version is sometimes less than smooth.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Interior styling, Fuel economy, Handling, Front seat support & comfort



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10/26/12

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  Love this car
A member in Washington, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Exterior styling
Love the look. Have Sport model, the AMG wheels and body moulding very sharp. Capri Blue is best blue, metallic paint has a depth and glow we love.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Ride smoothness
I have the Sport model, and the ride is firmer than I'd like. Wish this had the adjustable suspension like S class offers.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Interior styling, Ride smoothness

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Interior styling

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10/09/11

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A member in Florida, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Fuel economy
While my AMG was an iron beast something is wrong when so many gas station attendants know you on a first name basis. With the cost of premium fuel and an average of 14 mpg it was time to say goodbye.



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07/07/11

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A member in New York, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Ride smoothness
rides like a tank, this is how German machine should feel

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Powertrain performance, Price or payments

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04/01/11

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A member in California, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Exterior styling
The e-class has classy timeless lines that will remain modern looking long after body style changes are made to later models.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Powertrain performance
The steering wheel DOES NOT come back on center after a slow turn. You have to physically turn the wheel back. Something you have to get used to.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Brand reputation & image, Reliability & durability, Handling

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Controls and instruments

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03/19/11

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A member in Minnesota, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Past personal experience
Had a 1992 300TE 4Matic - loved it.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Front seat support & comfort, Brand reputation & image, Powertrain performance, Driving position & visibility

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Price or payments, Controls and instruments

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02/06/11

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A member in South Carolina, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Exterior styling
classic styling, sporty look

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Interior styling, Powertrain performance, Ride smoothness, Past personal experience



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01/31/11

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A member in Washington, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Fuel economy
Best large traditional vechicle with diesel dependablty and mileage.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Exterior styling
Not much to complain about, beautiful car from every view. Roof could be taller

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Quietness, Driving position & visibility, Materials & workmanship, Audio & nav systems



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11/18/10

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A member in Virginia, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Powertrain performance, Materials & workmanship, Insurance & depreciation



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09/01/10

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A member in New Jersey, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Materials & workmanship
Flawless S-Class materials and workmanship built into the Luxury E350/4 by knowledgable and proud craftsmen from inspired engineers who created an entirely new design. These are evident in every part of this automobile: This is a game-elevating auto.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Safety & braking, Ride smoothness, Quietness



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07/07/10

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A member in Virginia, United States

Compared to 2009 Lexus GS (Pearl)

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Powertrain performance
Awesome power & torque make this heavy car move very quick and very fast.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Exterior styling, Materials & workmanship

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Reliability & durability, Dealer practices

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