1989 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class User Reviews

1989 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 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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PROS
"ride" 15 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"comfortable car" 8 reviews
"quality" 6 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"in snow" 2 reviews
"exhaust" 2 reviews

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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300SE Sedan Review
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The 300SE was the only version of the W126 Series 2 ( 1988-1991 ) that was imported to the US in the short-wheelbase ( 7" shorter than the SEL ); Very good handling and more sporty to drive than the larger wheelbase cars.

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6 cylinder can feel a bit challenged on acceleration 0-40 until you learn how to depress the pedal properly.

RickELake
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Excellent S-class — Loved this car for general all-around driving and good gas economy at nearly 20mpg. Exceptional build quality and workmanship. As the only SWB version of the iconic W126 Series, these cars are highly under-appreciated. The better handling and lighter weight makes driving a big sedan fun.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Great old station wagon

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Vmi1995
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300 Te — Great family wagon. Good for grocery getter& running to beach. Wifes daily driver very safe. German built solid car and very easy to work on when something needs to be fixed. Wish M-B still made E- class wagons. Great car

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diesel power

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old and slow

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30 Years Young — 9l/100km or better, added a 2.47 ratio to change the stock 3.07, it was worn out and howled, now it revs a lot lower around 2200rpm at 100km/h, before it was 3200rpm at 100km, lots of blowby and life left

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Good classic styling, great seats, lots of room, easy to drive

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Engine needed a valve job at 118K miles.  Some of the plastic inside is going bad. Muffler/exhaust system rusted

dic_camarillo
385

A Good Sturdy Luxury Sedan — This is a very nice driving sedan. I doesn't look that big, but it is. Lots of room inside and a big trunk. So easy to drive - great visibility and gives you a feeling of confidence and safety. Starting to look a bit dated, but this is after 23 years! Seats are very confortable.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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bought this car for 1,900,4 years ago,had 271,000+ miles,now has 300,000+,had everything replaced through the years,all but the motor,had new t chain at 213,000,just keeps on and on,fuel leak here and there,oil weepage as the germans like to say,got lucky on this one,can understand mb engineering now,make it like a panzer! drives really well with new struts and shocks,tires.

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parts are uptown snobby,cept for aftermarket

burner
305

Tank — my first mercedes,been working on euro cars all my life,tough as nails ,too bad most of mb cars now are real unreliable,as far as nit picking mechanic dont care under warranty,repairs. if you own one of the german cars,be rich or a mechanic type,it sure helps.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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its 5.2m long with a bullet proof straight 6

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not a lot to be honest,

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300se — great car, rides beautifully and the build quality on these is amazing. Amazing acceleration for a 23 year old car, the braking is excellent for such a large car and the appearence is one of a stately classic car that has aged well.

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Dependability

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transmition was a little jarry

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Nice Car — The green, diesel burning machine. Great for hilly or mountainous terrain. Yes a diesel Mercedes-Benz(hope I got the year right). Sold it to a family member whom proceeded to give to his now ex-wife. wish I had kept it. and sold another car. Had 5 cars at the time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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the comfort

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nothing

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Superb — a car that really is reliable and always starts when turning the key....not very much more to say other than that´s the best car i´ve ever driven in my 23 years of driving.....just plain and simple

Primary Use: Family transportation

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fun 2 drive, strength, performance & interior decor

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electrical faults n injectors could b worrisome

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Good Car 2 Own If U Cud Treat It Lyk Ur Girlfriend — durability, performance handling and braking is good, buld quality is fair enuf, appearance was ahead of its tym, maintance and mileage not d best though, so fun 2 drive. electrical faults abound though. i had a good tym wit it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Handling, quality, luxury, comfort, styling.

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Don't be afraid.  This is a great car- if you find one that's clean.

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If You Find One In Good Shape Like Mine And Have A Slight Neurotic Nature, This Car Is For You. — (1989 300 SE W126 S-Class, short body, 3.0 inline 6.) It's a very comfortable car and everything works. It moves for the most part, but when driving in the mountains, it can be sluggish at times. It handles great for being a big tank and it's reliable as hell. Cruising on a highway is great- very smooth "meaty" feeling. The car is solid. I put $2,000 into it when I bought it, and since haven't had any problems. The interior and exterior are in very good shape, the gas mileage is fine for a car this size. Maintenance is easy- change the oil once a year, add a quart once every two months- no leaks, just burns it up 'cause it's old. Yeah, it's fun to drive- it starts conversations for some reasons.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Reviews

Majestic Autobahn Workhorse. By bidawi

Indestructible Diesel 5-cylinder engine. Built for the German Autobahn, drive like a dream on the highways, going 65 Miles an hour at very low RPM. Built like a tank. Very comfy drive. If you can find... Read More

1993 300e Mb By erictakashi57

Our 300E has been in the family from my sister to my mother to my wife, and now my son. It's been a good car. I still think it looks stylish after all these years. It runs great. Very nice ride. It's ... Read More

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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Reviews

Loved It By Mb300E

smooth riding comfortable on long trips.decent gas mileage once it gets go great acceeration .crusie control is terriable in this car very herky jerky so I never used it very quiet engine and great so... Read More

Its A Merc By Helena

Its so quiet for 141,000 miles, motors nicely, very smooth ride but would prefer leather seats. Would have another any day. She used mainly at the weekends but fuel economy is amusing/dire better t... Read More

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Reviews

Panzer Tank Build. The Last Of The Real M-bs. By toofast69

What can I add that hasn't already been written about the iconic W124 Mercedes-Benz? These cars were big, heavy, overbuilt, solid, and would run all day long at 100 mph without batting an eye...unles... Read More

Owned It For 15 Years...i Must Like It! By N5329K

Best family car I have owned....third row seating is great for carpool duties, and trips to the mountains in snow...even heavy snow...are no big challenge with the car's all wheel drive. Solid, depen... Read More

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Reviews

Fit For Royalty By Pamoco

This car is still a good looking and driving car for its age. I think when you add up all the pros and cons the pros outweigh the negatives. Parts are plentiful and most are affordable. These go fo... Read More

One Of The Best Cars Ever By ks2013

I owned a 1990 300E from Sep. 2011 to Dec. 2012. I bought the car with around 220,000 miles and though it was far from perfect due to age and mileage I have never been more impressed by a vehicle and ... Read More

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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Reviews

Nearly Perfect Vehicle By 300SDLGUY

The 300SDL, is a car that STILL rivals many of the cars today. From the TANK like build to , luxury ride, to the 30 MPG, hard to find the combination. Its old school Mercedes, but that is NOT a bad ... Read More

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