Good engines and good to drive.
Severe, catastrophic rust problem, body and structure; even brake pipes and fuel delivery lines.
Mercedes E-Class W210 Latest Update: German built W210s apparently less likely to rust than South African built W210s
25-7-2012: Report that corrosion spreads to fuel delivery and rear brake pipes.
The main problem with this model is rust. The car requres very thorough examination. The rust occurs in body panels and structurally. Front suspension spring perches can shear off. Be very wary indeed of any W210 that has just been painted.