Test Drive - Part 2 - E Class

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Well hopefully today will be better than the events of last week, but off in about 30 mins to a different dealership group (Drayton) and test drive an E-Class.

I'm told they also have an CLA, so I might also give that a whirl for comparison.
 

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I bet you don't pick the CLA over the E class...
 
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Finally got to drive a CLA....it certainly drives better than the new A-Class, but the lack of active steering assist, is in my view a big downer. The dealer said that many people, who are 2 car families, used to driving C's, E's etc are commenting the same.....so they think merc may change this sooner rather than latter.

The CLA needs to be purchased in AMG Sport version which really brings the spec and quality level up....Sport is just.....cheap looking!

Common merc negatives aside (ie: moving the stalks around.....WHY???) the big CLA issue for me was no rear view at all, you literally have to use your side mirrors for everything and a rear view camera might just make sense :rolleyes:

So......E-Class. Soooooo nice. My juices are flowing! The handling was like my C-Class, so nice and slick, but the standard spec level if such good value from what I can see. I drove a E220CDi which had enough grunt and performance. I don't think the E250CDi would give me anything more....apart from torque?
 

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torque is cheap, get the 250.:lol:
 

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Just returned an E220 CDI estate after 5 days on loan - it was very nice. Must admit the more angular looks of the newer cars definitely grew on me, and it was a great all-round package.

Very much liked the interior and ergonomics..... But missed the 320 CDI engine!
 
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A word of warning......don't drive the 250.......unless you intend to buy one........I did and came out of the dealership with an E250 CDI estate 125 edition!
 

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Don't fret over the 220 engine - it's really good.
 
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