Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon 1999 - 2003 review

Category: Executive car

Section: What is it like?

1999 - 2003 review
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (99 - 03)
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (99 - 03)
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (99 - 03)
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What's the used Mercedes E-Class saloon like?

This generation of Mercedes E-Class simply got on with providing executive buyers with what they wanted. That was a cabin with huge amounts of space in the front and rear, superb build quality and a range of engines that catered for all needs.

The clean-cut exterior styling is suitably restrained and elegant, and this is matched inside, although some think the centre console looks too slab-like. Regardless of that, the interior is well appointed with luxury and safety equipment, the boot is enormous and comfort is top-notch.

Helping the comfort side of things is the E-Class' well-judged ride quality. The Merc may not be as agile through the bends as a BMW, but it could make any road surface seem perfectly flat, which also underpins the E's credentials as a fine long-distance motorway cruiser.