1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 User Reviews

1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Der writes:
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Gobs of savoir-faire, svelte and imposing at the same time,

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gas mileage

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Ol School Understated Class — Tank, period. Plenty of power to motivate it smoothly down the highway, but consumes an amount of gasoline exponentially proportionate to how far you push the right pedal down. Definite head turner, many of these people might be thinking "is that pure cash I see draining out of the tailpipe?". As with all Mercedes I know of, you will either be pleasantly surprised or inversely devastated in the unlikely instance something breaks, with the exception of the heater controls, which WILL break and WILL be expensive to fix, properly. If you get one with AC and it has the original freon in it, don't mess with it. If you convert it to R34a, it will be more for looks than real comfort "oh, it has AC?", "yes, don't touch it". Also typical of Mercedes, this thing will likely go forever if you maintain it. You can feel the solid car as it doesn't necessarily move, but continually dominate and occupy different sections of space as it goes from A to B. Chrome everywhere, but in a very cool way. Impractical as a daily driver if only for the horrible gas mileage. Besides, do you really want to rack up the miles on a sweet old car like this? Sure you do! I would trust this car to drive just about anywhere, as long as it is in the fall or winter!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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5

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Performance, Handling, Comfort, Safety, Reliability

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Old School Mercedes 280sel 4.5l V8 — This car is a blast to drive, from the roar of its all aluminum fuel injected V8, to its very compliant ride, yet responsive handling. The interior is no nonsense by todays standards, but VERY comfortable. It has a timeless look!

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Robert writes:
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5

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Everything is wonderful, especially the 4.5 litre motor.

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Maintenance cost are Astronomical

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A True Classic — I believe this car is one of the best that Mercedes has ever made. It is incredibly advanced for its age. Everything is electric, disc brakes all around, and A/C. Plus, the beauty of the car is something else.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ben writes:
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Eveyrthing

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Nothing

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Classic Benz — What else can I say but... Flawless power: 4.5L V8 obvious handling: European self explanitory Style and Grace: To the likeness of a Rolls Royce Durability: 37 Years later and still the original Rubber What more can I say if you don't have one GET ONE!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
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great style

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its gone

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280se — It was absolutely stunning on long trips! awesome qualith lovely woodwork and burgundy color performing all the time! really good once it was in top nik had such great fun driving it accross the country and a stunner in the city!!

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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David writes:
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Looks, origina quality

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Cost to repair, gas mileage

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My First Luxury Car — It was 15 years old when I got it which mean thtat while it looked great, it was time for everythign to break. I didn't ahve a garage so people kept stealing parts off of it. Not jsut the satr but the headlight assembly and the hibcaps. I gave up when they stole the grill

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Steve writes:
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fast

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air bags

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Drove This Car When I Lived In Niagara-on-the-lake In 1987-89 — head turner really had a great time driving this. it had every option available

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Craig writes:
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Anything you can think of about a car is probably a con.

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Mine Was Two Tone, White And Blue... — Stay away, money pit. Looked cool, but costly. Hard to keep up and NOT A CAR FOR A HIGH SCHOOLER! It is way too fragile.

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