I am surprised that some people would rate this car as 'rubbish' but I must confess I have had a lot of niggles with my car resulting in umpteen trips to the dealership-a real headache. I love the car especially the economy from such a big engine (I have an 80 lt tank fitted). However, after 4 brand new mercs I would not buy another as the electrics have been very troublesome, and the seats still too firm to be luxurious. So for the £ they cost I expect quite a lot more. It is a very nice car but I'm about to change to a Jag XF.
I have been an avid Merc fan for 25yrs and have owned seven.
The last one was a company supplied C200 Kompressor which was the worst and most dangerous car I have ever driven, its brakes failing completely twice.
I eventually refused to drive it and bought my own E270 CDI - what a big mistake. 3 yrs later, 85k miles and its scrap just valued at £8k and needs £8k spending on gearbox turbo electrics and onboard management system. The Merc dealer is useless and has no interest in the car unless I fork out £8k. In his dreams!
I will count my losses lick my wounds and buy a Japenese car.
WARNING to anyone considering buying a Merc DON'T THE BUILD QUALITY IS DIABOICAL & DEALERS JUST KEEP TAKING YOUR MONEY WITH A SNEER.
Merc used to build fabulous cars but sadly those days are long gone. I'll never buy another.
When I bought this car 2006 Mercedes Benz E280 Avantgarde Gas/auto trans, I didn't have any second thought assuming it will be like my previous cars only better. Obviously I was wrong. What does a consumer expect from a 'MORE' expensive car? Answer is 'MORE' build quality; 'MORE' dependability; 'MORE' reliability; 'MORE' performance and 'MORE' quiet engine; 'MORE' dependable service etc... Unfortunately, all the above are not what you could expect from this car. I have absolutely nothing against MB. I'm speaking actually from my own experience. this car is all the nightmares in car came true. Believe it or not, its up to you.
I own this car 2006 E280 Avantgarde gas with auto trans which I bought for around USD 90,000 equivalent to our currency. I am almost 50 year old now. I've driven American cars to Japanese cars to European cars. I change to a brand new car almost every four years. My previous car was a 2002 BMW 525i. This is what I can say about this car Mercedes Benz W211 body E280 GAS. If you are somebody to finds it fun going in and out of the repair shop and interested in finding the real quality of this popular brand and having fun counting all the disadvantages and problems of this car, then feel free to consider this car. If not, 'TAKE MY HONEST AND FRIENDLY ADVICE' from actual experience. 'DON"T EVEN PUT IT IN YOUR TOP 5 LISTS'. It is 'DEFINITELY' going to be your 'WORST NIGHTMARE'. about buying a new car.
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