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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class (09-) Estate
15 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate.
  • E200 CGI BlueEFF. SE 5dr

    John Hunt , Staffordshire . Date: 15/03/2011
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35.8

    My car

    What a noisy car!! When on the motorway it sounds as if Niagara Falls are roaring away in the backseat. This is the noisiest estate car that I have ever owned. Mercedes, Stuttgart response was appalling ('....as manufacturers we simply don't know how to make quiet cars...'). So, if you want a large estate car with the acoustics of a delivery van - then this is the car for you. If not, then go elsewhere - anywhere.

  • E200 CGI BlueEFF. SE 5dr

    S Ingram Date: 04/03/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      29

    My car

    Bought in June 2010 from Mercedes of Preston. Extras: Metallic, Panoramic Roof, Airmatic Semi-Active Suspension, Comand, Reverse Camera, Privacy Glass, Memory Pack, Towbar.

    The Positives in my opinion:

    Comfortable(good contrast between comfort and sport mode with airmatic); Engine Performance(the 228bhp variant); 7 Speed Gearbox is good(the majority of the time); Spacious; Safety Equipment; Comand; Intelligent Lighting; Towing Performance;

    Could be better in my opinion:

    The engine refinement. Noisy under-load in the lower rev ranges. Possibly injector related, awaiting diagnostic at supplying dealer;

    There is a hesitation from the gearbox when pulling away from standstill in certain situations. Potential software update available, awaiting diagnotic from supplying dealer;

    The 'plastic' fuel filler flap has distorted and does not fit correctly. Due to be replaced under warranty.

    The Diesel Particulate Filter purge cycle happens frequently and is a little disconcerting as the engine note changes, revs rise and there is a very high temperature related burning smell.

    The foot operated handbrake seems a little old fashioned in this electronic age.

    After 8000 miles the fuel consumption is not meeting my expectation.

    Mercedes Benz Customer Services, thus far, have not met my expectation.

    Would I buy another? A little to early to say. Ask me again in a years time.

  • E250 CDI BlueEFF. Sport 5dr

    Garry Cleaver Date: 25/10/2010
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    This is my final review on this car in which I did about 20K miles. Sadly my wife and I are not getting any younger and found it too low when getting in and out. We would probably have kept the car apart from the apparent drop in quality of service received from the local dealer. I took the car in for an update to the awful AP50 Sat Nav which the ess told me I needed. I took the car in and collected it in the evening to be told that the AP50 could not be updated but they had done a wireing re call while it was in so a total waste of time from my point of view. I took the car and next day my wife noticed a large dent in the front bumper with industrial blue paint around it. I called the garage and was asked to bring the car in. There was no dispute as the paint matched the ramps in the workshop I was asked to let them have the car to repair which I did they lent me a very nice C class. The car came back and the quality of work was dreadful so once again it went back and this time I accepted it. I was given a free service to compensate for the inconvenience. When I took the car in I asked that they try not to move the seats as I have a bad back and it takes a long time to get comfortable and Matt agreed to this. When I went to get in the car I could not, both front seats had been moved right forwar and the backs folded until, on the driver's seat they touched the steering wheel, I'm afraid that did it for me the car is now gone lovely as it was the dealers took the tiddle.

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