1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class User Reviews

1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • 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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"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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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

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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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Aikane writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300E Sedan Review
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quality of build and reliability

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when repairs come, parts are not cheap; my mechanic says reapirs should not come often

Aikane
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1990 300 E — My 1990 300 E is a very well made car. The acceleration is a little sluggish sometimes, but when pressed, it can thrust forward when needed. The car is almost 20 years old and still drives and looks like a much newer car. The car has no rattles on bumpy roads which is remarkable for a car of this age. The styling is a little dated in comparison to the streamline models of 2008, but it's style is timeless. The car should hold its own in its classic look for years to come. I am amazed at how a mid-sized sedan can corner. Often it feels like the car is riding on rails around curves. The car is very nice to drive and to ride in. It's gas mileage is decent. I get around 22-24 miles to the gallon.

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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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Trina writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300TE 4MATIC AWD Wagon Review
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AAA+++

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None for me.

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1990 Mb 300te 4-matic — The straight six is surprisingly torquey. The 4 matic system keeps it glued to the road. We acquired the car in Jan.09 and replaced brakes, cruise module, changed oil and otherwise thorough going over. The exterior is pristine(original paint). Imported from Japan had low kms and the leather looks brand new. Only problem is the material pulling away from the b-pillars. Easy to fix. Mileage has been consistently over 25 mph and maitenance so far had been adding a bit of oil between changes and topping up the 4-matic's hydraulic oil. I love this car. It is solid on the road yet very comfortable. Only option missing is tilt/telescoping wheel.

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Patrick writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300E Sedan Review
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bulid quality, looks, comfort, ride quality

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high cost of service and OEM parts

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My 300e — My Merc had 90K miles on it when I bought it Sept. 07. The previous 2 owners had taken great care of the car, averaging about 5K miles per year. They body is almost perfect, with just a few small dings, and very good paint. The interior looked showroom even had the original plastic covering front and rear door sills. Unfortunately neither owner had followed the recommended service schedule. They did service based only on mileage, and with so little mileage per year lots of things were dried up and worn out before they were changed. Tranny fluid and filter, fan belts, air filters were left in the car for years. Luckily, after replacing all of the fluids, belts, filters, brake pads, radiator and water pump everything is now fine and dandy. Car is Nautical blue with Palomino leather. Beautiful. Everything is stock, except for a 10 CD changer in the trunk and some coco fiber floor mats. Performance is mediocre at best - its just a 3 litre six, but once you get to 3000 rpm it starts to pull pretty good. Freeway speeds are effortless and smooth. Transmission is smooth and quiet. Brakes are very good, but pedal effort is pretty high. Stops are straight, and fade is minimal in normal conditions. Air conditioning is great, but it probably need a recharge soon. That could be a problem, as it uses the old Freon. There are NO squeaks or rattles, little wind noise and no loose or ill-fitting parts. Two things need attention. The cruise control is inoperative, and I need to replace both front door speakers. The crusie is way too expensive to consider -could be near $900 to fix everything, and the speakers will be difficult to replace and keep stock-looking. So, cost of ownership is high. I paid a high price for the car, and OEM replacement parts are insanely expensive. But the solidness of the ride, high build quality along with classic looks make it a great car.

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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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Christopher writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300TE Wagon Review
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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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Andrew writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300E Sedan Review
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Prestegious, solid build, fun to drive.

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cost of ownership, only premium gasoline.

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Mercedes 1990 300 E — The car has a sleek exterior, mostly sharp lines gives it a perstegious look. The tires are wide to have a better grip on the road. the engine has a fine rumble to it and its a solidly built vehicle. The cons are that parts are expenisve and it requires premium gasoline. The moon roof makes it fun to drive in the summer so no need for AC.

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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

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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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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Reviews

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

This Is One Of A Kind Type Of Car, One Of The Best Cars That Were Ever Made By ohman

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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

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- cl... 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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