1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class User Reviews

1990 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:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 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
"build quality" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"expensive part" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Pamoco writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300SE Sedan Review
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5

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A great deal of car for the money

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Some repairs can be pricy but overall it is a great car to own and drive.

Pamoco
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Fit For Royalty — 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 for more than 2-3 hundred thousand miles easily.

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ks2013 writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300E Sedan Review
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5

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Tank-like build quality, reliable, comfortable

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Dodgy climate control system

ks2013
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One Of The Best Cars Ever — 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 I have owned a few Bimmers also. The build quality and sheer durability of almost every component of this car still blows my mind. The doors shut with a vault-like slam of solidity. Everything looked, felt, and smelled of high quality even after 22 years. I replaced a window regulator, heater blower fan, few suspension components, and maybe a few other small things. Car handled very well with the classic big Benz spring-loaded cloud type feel. This is an incredible car on the highway. Words just are not enough. If only they still made them like this, I would buy another in a heartbeat.

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dic_camarillo writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 2 Dr 300CE Coupe Review
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This is such a great looking car.  I love the body style - classic.  The interior looks great in the traditional Mercedes way.  Easy to drive and has quite a bit of power for an older car.  I've pushed her to 135 mph and she had a bit more to go.  Smooth at high speeds and leaves you with a feeling of confidence.  Extremely comfortable seats.

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Well, where do I start?  The transmission shifts hard and now has trouble getting from first to second and second to third.  The paint stinks - smoke silver color isn't very good looking and has some worn through spots.  Gas mileage is on the low side

dic_camarillo
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Gorgeous Car! — This car looks awesome. I love the classic Mercedes exterior, but in a coupe! The interior is traditional Mercedes, but with a bit of added luxury. Great choice of materials. Nice strong engine. Good road feel and gives you much confidence. Handles well for an older car. Great visibility! A few expensive repairs were needed, which always decreases the enjoyment.

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Alex writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300SE Sedan Review
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5

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This is the last Mercedes-Benz big body sedan

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I hate nothing about these cars, reliability, safety, ease of repair, and a great ABS system make this car a joy to own.

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Buy One If You Can Find One :) — We found this car the same day it had been traded in at a Mercedes dealer; they hadn't even cleaned it yet. It is a Japan LHD import, with 47,000 original miles (which is RIDICULOUSLY low), a Webasto engine oil heater, heated seats, the original Becker radio, and a flawless interior. Needless to say we snatched this sucker off the lot before the dealer knew what hit him. A couple of spark plug wires, a tube of grease, a window regulator, and a windshield washer pump later, this car is the most reliable we own and drives like it just came off the lot. It has the bulletproof Mercedes-Benz M103 engine with no oil leaks, and an idle that will pass the quarter test. I learned to parallel park in one of these....They may lumber a bit, and yes the gas mileage is never wonderful, but this is the best riding/driving highway cruiser I have ever driven.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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PokerLegend writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300SEL Sedan Review
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appearance

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not a whole lot of power

PokerLegend
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??? — Remember your not buying this car for its power...Its giving me over 20 MPG. Both the interior and exterior are in excellent condition. I have put in a rebuilt tranny less then 7000 miles upper and lower ball joints passenger side, new tires head gasket seal, rear shocks, rebuilt and recharged A/C, this is by far one of the cleanest 300's for this year you ll ever see!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Budi writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300E Sedan Review
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powerful, luxury interior, fun to drive, easy maintenance.

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Low mileage of gasoline (because of its conventional engine).

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Mercedes Benz 230e 1990 — This car is the member E-Class type of Mercedes Benz, thus no doubt for its luxury and convenience. This car has 2.3L 4 cylinder engine which is very powerful. But the suspension is not softer as the Masterpiece generation, but still convenience fro everyday driving. The interior is very luxury, with electric seat, leather seat and automatic transmission, makes this car is the most luxury European sedan in 90's era. and the most important is this type of Mercedes Benz use conventional engine (less electrical) makes it easy to maintain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reginald Victor writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300SEL Sedan Review
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Refined luxury

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Awesome Head Turner — I loved everything about this car except for the cost of gas and the type of gas needed for it to run properly. This vehicle had the build quality that made it something I was proud to own. Mercedes knows how to make a vehicle!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Christopher writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300TE Wagon Review
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5

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lots of room

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some parts are expensive

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Mercedes Wagon — Performance - good for 3.0l station wagon Build Quality - car feels solid. I replaced some rubber parts and 1 wheel bearing Appearance - classic 80's mercedes Cost of Ownership - gas mileage, I once got 28 but have also frequently gotten 16, maintenance Fun Factor - its somewhat fun to srive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300SE Sedan Review
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good image?

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cost to insure and all that

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Its A Mercedes. What Can You Expect? — acceleration isnt that great until you get up to about 3 or 4k rpm, then itll suprise you. brakes good considering the size and weight of the car. rides like a caddie but corners like a lancer. amazing build quality, everything is solid. looks kinda laid back, nothing sporty or anything. lots of leather and elegance on the inside. mileage isnt too bad, supposed to get about 22 mpg, havent had a chance to check it yet, but its around there. its a great driver, seems to always want to go faster

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dominic writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300E 2.6 Sedan Review
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the whole car

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nothing

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Perfect — you wouldnt think that a 14 year old owns this would ya, BUT I DO! HA! its my baby, all perfect leather interior 2.6l L6 190 hp, Drives like it just came off the lot. i would deffinetely sugeest other people to buy one, because is sexy as hell.

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

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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

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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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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Reviews

Excellent S-class By RickELake

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 ... Read More

300 Te By Vmi1995

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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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