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Sheer quality, fine cabin design, massive internal space and impressive detailing mean it has few really direct rivals

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The E-class is a refined and relaxing return to old Mercedes qualities

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6 May 2011

This is how, I feel, Mercedes should be. Easy going, well built and have an air of quality that other manufacturers lack. That in itself makes it a desirable car even if it isn't the sharpest drivers tool in the box.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

6 May 2011

As far as I'm concerned no other executive estate comes close. Plus I also think the E-Class estate looks better than the saloon it's based on. Very desirable.

9 May 2011

It certainly looks the part and HH's report is a glowing one. There are no rivals to this car, excellent.

9 May 2011

The E-Class is definately my favourite of the three Germans. However, I have a dislike for the black and silver interior that seems to be fitted to practically every one I see. I would much prefer some different Interior colours.

9 May 2011

If I had the money this would be the perfect car for me . Large practical comfortable and reasonably cheap to run as it will have low depreciation .

The sort of car you have and own for 5-10 years .

9 May 2011

I'm not sure if you can call a £33k Mercedes honest, but that's the feeling I get from this car. It has a simple brief to be a spacious and comfortable executive car and fulfills that superbly. Plus those emissions figures ought to have BMW looking over their shoulders.

9 May 2011

I am impressed with this. The current E class is not for me as it is far too big for me to get into any of the places I need to park, but it sounds as if Mercedes is finally back on track. If the next C class is built to the same standards it could get me away from BMW.

9 May 2011

[quote Old Toad]

If I had the money this would be the perfect car for me . Large practical comfortable and reasonably cheap to run as it will have low depreciation .

The sort of car you have and own for 5-10 years .

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+1

Exactly what I was going to type. A 250 CDI might give you the opportunity to grin more often than a 220 but I'd wouldn't complain either way!


jer

9 May 2011

The previous engine was a bit of a rattler so looks like they fixed this.

11 May 2011

Does this mean they have sorted the fuel injector issues that afflicted a lot of the 4 cylinder diesels when this generation of E-class was launched?

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