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Mercedes-Benz E-Class (1995–2002)

Last updated 20 May 2019

Good engines and good to drive.
Severe, catastrophic rust problem, body and structure; even brake pipes and fuel delivery lines.
Updated 7 March 2019

Report of problems over the years with 1997R reg Mercedes Benz E-Class Elegance automatic, owned for 20 years. "Over the last couple of years things have started to break down and having spent approximately...

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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.

Owners' reviews

Comfortable and quick.
300,000 miles
Great to drive but the rust is getting embarrasing
Not quite a 124, but still pretty good
Rust bucket
Comfortable, reliable, economical but dreadful rust
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