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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (95-02) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Prestige, longevity, integrity, low depreciation

CONS

Most expensive choice in the class

PROS

Prestige, longevity, integrity, low depreciation

CONS

Most expensive choice in the class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon rivals

The old E-Class was the definitive executive Mercedes for the Nineties and it's still a fine choice. It oozes quality thanks to impeccable construction, silky smooth six-cylinder engines and a luxurious ride. Although it's expensive, E-Class does everything so well that it renders the behemoth S-Class redundant for all but the fattest of fat cats. For pace and grace, our choice would be a E280 Elegance or Avantgarde at half their original price.

Later diesels are the best bet for keeping costs down. We recommend the automatic transmission over the manual gearbox.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon rivals

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