What's the used Mercedes E-Class estate like?
Few cars tick as many boxes as the Mercedes E-Class Estate. Space for five people, their luggage, and more? Check. A seven-seat option? Check. A cosseting interior built so solidly it seems it’ll never fall apart? Check. Lots of equipment, with even more available as an optional extra? Check.
There are a couple of chinks in its armour, too; while most E-Classes of this generation are paragons of tranquility, the effect is spoiled rather in versions equipped with the 2.1-litre diesel, which generates quite a bit of engine noise. And you might find yourself growing less calm if you have to spend any time operating the central sat-nav and entertainment display, which is convoluted to use.
No car is perfect, of course, but if you’re in the market for a used estate car and you can stretch to a good example, the 2010-2016 Mercedes E-Class Estate should be on your list.