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MB Novice considering used 03 E320

New to the BenzWorld and considering purchasing an 03 E320 with 83K miles. Exterior and interior both immaculately clean...CARFAX indicates no accidents and shows a regular service schedule was maintained. Price is well within Edmunds guidance...only mark against the car is it is wearing an unmatched set of tires...Bridgestone in front and a generic brand in back.

How would you owners rate these cars...I'm heading back later this week to test drive.

Thanks for any comments or advice. Mike
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Welcome to Benzworld.

There are always a few exceptions but overall the 2003/2004 E320 and E500 have bad repuations. Be very careful and have a thorough pre-purchase inspection done. I would use a dealer for this, but that is certainly not your only option. Lastly, that is a W211 and there is a forum here dedicated to that series. Just scroll down from here and look under the Sedans heading.

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Avoid the 03/04 E class. Just look at the forum, then take a look at the reliability data. Unless you like an all-corners-cut car with poor quality electronics and multiple expensive failures, then look to either an 00-02 E320 or an 07+ E350.
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