Does anyone have a source for OEM or aftermarket (but quality) blades or
rubber inserts for E-320 2004 cars?
I just bought a complete set of wiper blades for my 2004 E320 wagon.
I had the car in for service and called the shop and told them to put
some blades in the car (parts only, not installed), and gave them my
Silly me, I didn't ask what price.
When I picked the car up later on that day, I saw the invoice for the
three blades (2 front, one back) $99!!!
I couldn't believe it. I went back in and asked if they had made a
mistake, but no they hadn't. The old MB I had used blades that could be
replaced by Bosch ones, but I paid the couple of bucks more for the OEM
ones because they actually worked better.
This blade set-up on the 2004 E class looks proprietary, and does not
accept any aftermarket rubber that I have ever seen before.
I typically change my blades 4 times a year. This price will make me
think twice about that habit. $400 a year in wiper blades is kind of
The blades aren't really all that great in comparison to the "regular
style" ones. I actually find that the OEM ones that I got on my car new
6 months ago ... streak, chatter, and skip from time to time.
Any advice in another better product or a place that sells them a little
cheaper would be appreciated.