1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class User Reviews

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Billy writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 2 Dr 560SEC Coupe Review
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4

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Different

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9mpg when hitting gas pedal...

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Superb Comfort, Massive Speed.... — Is a nutters car. Chipped to 410bhp, 2" lower, 960watt stereo.... is nice... in old sorta way. Cheap classic Insurance for 165mph..... Uber-reliable, and kick down & takes off even at 100mph... Is scary sometimes. Bit like an aeroplane snarling up a runway... accelerates its acceleration as it speed up...

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Raul writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 2 Dr 560SEC Coupe Review
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4

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Comfort, speed, looks.

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not cheap to maintain, unspectacular gas mileage

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The Ultimate Car For A Summer Cruise. — A true rich man's car. It was the ultimate in luxury and technology in 1989. traction control, ABS, self-leveling air suspension, some of the most comfortable seats ever, and of course, a great big honkin' V8 under the hood. All a man ever needs in a car.

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carnutt writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 2 Dr 560SEC Coupe Review
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5

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pleasure

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if you are broke or if gas mileage is number 1 for you

carnutt
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I Love This Car — These are the last of the hand built Mercedes SEC models .They drive and feel like no other car except maybe for Bentley or Rolls Royce .I have owned 3 Cadillacs the last one being a 1994 Deville which I really liked. They are nice too but they don't compare with these Mercedes.There is something about owning and driving them that brings out a pride of ownership.

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

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Alec writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 2 Dr 560SEC Coupe Review
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5

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well built!

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low gas mileage, an old car

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19 Years Old And Plenty To Go — Classy well built car, getting on in its years now but it still has a while to go. Powerful V8 with 5.5 L displacement means high top speed but also low gas mileage. Its pretty heavy and not very quick from a dead stop but still fairly good. It's engines actually surprisingly quiet. It is still an incredible ride with almost everything acting as it did the day it was made.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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RickELake writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 4 Dr 560SEL Sedan Review
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4

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Iconic Flagship and most successful of the W126 S-Class Hand Built Mercedes ending in 1991. Enormous rear passenger space with reclining and heated rear seats; Exceptional build quality still apparent 20+ years on.

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Rear suspension is hydraulic and only Mercedes will work on it. Can not be modified to shocks.

RickELake
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The Model Most People Visualize When They Think Mercedes S-class. — The 560sel was the top of the line w126 through 1991 and the classic design has become iconic. The quality of build and craftsmanship of materials is exceptional. The weight and solidity of the car is immediately apparent to the driver. Gas mileage is terrible at 12 mpg average. Extremely comfortable for highway driving. The prices for these w126 s- Class sedan is rising, with collectors valuing condition first, then mileage. Low mileage examples (2013) under 90k have sold for $15k+; Nice cars with mileage around 125k bring $10k, while normal-wear unrestored cars with mechanical and cosmetic issues can be had under $4k. For those interested in acquiring one: Pay Up at acquisition because nothing is more expensive than a cheap Mercedes. Things to look for: Idiot Lights, Upholstery wear at the B-Pillar sealbelt hinge, and check the climate control for A/C and Heat - if the heat is not constant, you'll need a new monovalve ( which they ALL seem to need). Expect the drivers bolster closest to the door to show some wear.

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

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Chatchai writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 4 Dr 560SEL Sedan Review
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5

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Love 560SEL

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More Gas

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Very Executive — Acceleration very hard. very good handling in every type of road. The body is very beautiful car in this world for me. interior is very executive and comfrot for long traval. look very smart when i drive. very very love it

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kait writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 4 Dr 560SEL Sedan Review
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4

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Luxurious and smooth

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Pricey

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I Absolutely Love It! — You don't mess with Benz. They're classy but don't be fooled these cars have balls! Though costly to maintain it's well worth it. As Mercedes come out with newer vehicles they get even more beautiful. You never want to stop driving in this smooth ride. Treat yourself with this luxurious car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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autofiend writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 4 Dr 560SEL Sedan Review
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5

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Comfortable, safe, powerful.

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V8 drinks petrol.

autofiend
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A Solid Classic. — The mighty 560SEL was the safest car on the road when released, but also came with a powerful 5.6L V8. Driving a MB of this size and class is a unique experience - nothing quite comes close to it's sedate yet monolithic power.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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J.P. writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 4 Dr 560SEL Sedan Review
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5

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Comfortable, Fun, Fast, and Safe

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Parts are costly if they break, gas guzzler

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Love The Car Best Ride I Have Ever Had. I Will Never Get Rid Of Her. — Love the car best ride I have ever had. I will get rid of her. - This car is a tank. I got in an accident with the same body style and this car saved my life. 5.6 liter engine is nothing to laugh at, she is a sleeper. Handles like a dream and is comfy especially with the heated leather power seats front and back. The air shocks in the back make for a great ride for any passenger. Can easily go to 300k miles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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arunr76 writes:
1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 2 Dr 560SEC Coupe Review
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one of the best looking sports car ever made. Actually it is 1989 560SL, last year of the pagoda top.

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No power seats. Clumsy changing the top

arunr76
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A Head Turner — The car was so beautiful to look at. 5.6 litres, lot of power but a gas guzler by todays standard. it runs beautiful. I got tired of hassle of changing the top and lack of power seat which was not even an option. It is hard to understand why 420SEL which also I had, had these options even though 560SL cost at least $2500 more.

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

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class Reviews

8 Cylinders With A Hugh Engine. By Prentis007

This vehicle was built to last, if maintain properly. The body style is exotic with it's low profile tire and chrome deap dish rims. It has suroofing and CD player w/front jack for your Ipod or cellua... Read More

This Car Will Definitely Go Up In Value Someday! By Andy

Last of the well built ones. This Mercedes really speaks of quality. It can go 0-60 in 6.9 seconds. If I had space and the money, i would definitely keep it. Now, it is sold to someone in NY. Read More

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Daily Classic By weigelra

I love driving this powerful, reliable,cooll looking Mercedes Benz 560 SL roadster. It is already more than 20 years old, but still rides like an 5 year old car with only 50,000 miles on it. I will bu... Read More

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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class Reviews

Lot Of Car For The Money But Expensive To Upkeep By saturbaker

Beautiful Classic Collectible Car as time goes on will probably increase in value and desirability. These Like most Mercedes from yesteryear were well built and fairly expensive this one was abou... Read More

An Iconic Mercedes Roadster. By RickELake

The Mercedes R107 was in production from the late 70's until 1989, ending in the 560SL as the last and most powerful - as well as the most collectible. As expensive as this car was - there are few pow... Read More

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The Best Engineerd And Luxurious Sedan Of Its Generation. By jaimebec

I like the more aggressive stand than the stock Saloon, and the engine is very strong making the vehicle look and handle more like a muscle car. The all around tinted windows and high polished aluminu... Read More

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