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4 out of 5 4.0
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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At a glance

New price £25,685 - £62,620
Used price £565 - £20,200
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £275 - £340
Insurance group 27 - 47 How much is it to insure?


Prestige; longevity; integrity; low depreciation


Most expensive choice in the class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate rivals

3 out of 5 3.0

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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

3 out of 5 3.0

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