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I am new to the Mercedes Benz experience as I just purchased a CPO 2006 Mercedes E320 CDI. I have always driven trucks as I need to take my bikes to track days quite routinely. Finally got tired of 16 MPG pick-ups that depreciate 19K in value (from sticker, not purchase) in a year and a half.

Convinced the wife on adding a hitch to her Odessey minivan and I have access to a Kendon trailer for track days now.

I did some research and settled on wanting the in line 6 CDI over a newer V6 diesel.

So far, I have seen 38 mpg ave on a 25 miles drive in to the dealership with cruise on and I am seeing 30 mpg average in town with my normal commute and normal usage. So far, I like the car and it has exceeded my expectations. Only one minor complaint is that I can hear a metallic rattle at certain low RPM's that sounds like a heat sheild rattling.

My plan is to keep the car for 12 months minimum, then decide if I need to go back to a truck, keep the CDI I have, or look for another with fewer miles and CPO again.

Great site, I look forward to reading up more than posting, but will chime in when the need arises.

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