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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate (96-03) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Prestige; longevity; integrity; low depreciation

CONS

Most expensive choice in the class

At a glance

New price £25,845 - £62,720
Used price £300 - £14,050
Fuel economy 22 - 41 mpg
Road tax cost £260 - £325
Insurance group 27 - 47 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Prestige; longevity; integrity; low depreciation

CONS

Most expensive choice in the class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate rivals

Volvo
V70
3 out of 5 3.0

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been the definitive executive choice for the past seven years. BMW almost matches it with the 5-Series, which is as well-built and arguably better to drive. But in a market where conservatism is all, the E-Class whispers, rather than shouts 'success'. This is Mercedes-Benz at its very best; sophisticated, luxurious and desirable.

And while there may not quite be an E-Class for everyone, it appeals to a wide spectrum of executive buyers and renders the larger S-Class redundant for all but the fattest of fat cats.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate rivals

Volvo
V70
3 out of 5 3.0

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