Jump to content
GBS

How good is the E39 compared to newer cars?

Recommended Posts

E39 -> W212 Merc.

 

The E39 was slower, more thirsty, noisier, had a worse ride, spent more time needing maintenance and repairs, rustier, had worse tech, was less safe and had less load space.

 

It definitely had a charm, and I enjoyed the 30k miles I did in it over the couple of years or so I had it, but would I go back? No chance. The Merc beats it in every way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, dan101smith said:

E39 -> W212 Merc.

 

The E39 was slower, more thirsty, noisier, had a worse ride, spent more time needing maintenance and repairs, rustier, had worse tech, was less safe and had less load space.

 

It definitely had a charm, and I enjoyed the 30k miles I did in it over the couple of years or so I had it, but would I go back? No chance. The Merc beats it in every way.

That's really interesting as I was looking at a W212 Merc not too long ago. But something about the look and road presence of a E39 which I can't get over!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 28/03/2018 at 7:57 PM, GBS said:

That's really interesting as I was looking at a W212 Merc not too long ago. But something about the look and road presence of a E39 which I can't get over!

 

Driven several W212 great cars to drive, but IMO they don’t have the charisma of my E39. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×