Date registered: Apr 2007
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2005 E320 CDI - Mercedes dropped the ball
Mercedes sure messed up with this car. Well, they seem to be messing up entirely since their unholy union with Chrysler (why would they get into business with the crappiest US car company???).
First, the navigation system... Utterly useless. I can't believe this car went to market considering the state of this device. Are Mercedes Benz engineers just completely incompetent? I can't possibly imagine them testing this device out and concluding "Yeah, this is fitting for a $55,000 luxury car." It is baffling, really. The complaints... You can't enter an exact address. Completely stupid. If you want to find the nearest Von's or something, nope... The stupid things returns it alphabetically according to street name... Why on Earth would they do this? Lastly, no touch screen... I mean, seriously, NO TOUCH SCREEN??? A $600 Garmin has a touch screen. Somehow that is too much for a Mercedes? Again, are they just incompetent or just completely clueless?
And unfortunately, biodiesel breaks this car. If I have biodiesel in it, you can drive it, but the moment you want some power, the car's engine shuts off. How wonderful.
Goodbye Mercedes, hello Lexus...