1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class User Reviews

1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 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: 4.4 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

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"quality" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"expensive part" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews

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Denis writes:
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300SEL Sedan Review
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5

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Runs well, looks beautiful, solid as granite

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Expensive parts, premium gas (runs regular though)

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Awesome Mercedes — Alright, this is the first car I've owned. The motor's nothing special, but it still gets you where you're going if you floor it. The only problem's I've really had with it so far is that at one point, the gas pedal assembly broke, which messed up the kick-down system, but that's just going to be a quick fix. Interior, the leather looks really good, but I had to remove the floor carpet at one point because the driver's side window had started to leak. It's a pretty fun car to drive, not too sure about the top speed because I'm a bit too "legal" for that, but the acceleration from stopped is a pretty fun thing to experience, for a luxury car anyway. Gas mileage is decent, I get about 21 right now with daily driving. One thing you have to worry about is damaged part, since they run quite a bit for some components. Regardless, a solid car that will stay running and keep you going.

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Kevin writes:
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300D Turbodiesel Sedan Review
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4

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Great MPG and a very safe car!

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Like any old Mercedes, you need to do your own work or pay the big price for repairs!

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A Timeless Classic That Will Be Around For A Long Time. — This is the first year of the aluminum head six-cylinder OM-603 Turbo Diesel engine in the W124 body style. The first of the E-Class cars sold in the US. I learned pretty quick what they mean by "not like any other car." Awesome build quality and a great ride for a 20+ year old car. The Diesel engine is strong a clatters like a locomotive! I love that sound...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anders writes:
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 2 Dr 300CE Coupe Review
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4

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Performance, quality, gas mileage.

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Can't think of any.

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Definitely Worth Owning — Excellent acceleration from 2000rpm, good brakes handles well but it does need small repairs once in a while. I like both the in- and exterior but the exteriour looks kind of boring original, it needs new lights and wheels to achieve its potential :P gas mileage is very good for a 3 liter... about 1,2-1,4liters/10km. parts are expencive from Mercedes but there are a lot of aftermarket parts for the car. Increadibly fun to drive ;)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marcel writes:
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 2 Dr 300CE Coupe Review
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4

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Inexpensive, swoopy lines, last of the overengineered Benzes.

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Outdated styling, performance a little monotanous, gas mileage fairly poor.

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Drive A Piece Of Automotive History, And Have Fun, Too. Don't Tell Your Friends It's Only Worth 5k. — Decent speed (8.5 0-60, 220 BHP), excellent braking, handling a bit soft on stock springs. No squeaks or rattles. I have replaced a few things only for cosmetic or precautionary reasons, only once necessary (20 yr old alternator, can't blame it) . Classic styling, though some may see it as outdated. US spec lights are ugly, I would suggest buying Euro-spec lights or 94-95 US lights + headlight wiper deletion. Interior is simple, elegant, and comfortable. Very modern for its day. Maintenance next to nothing unless you are really picky and want it to be like new (like me). Gas mileage not great -16-18 mpg in mixed driving, 12-14 when driven hard. Car is faster than the average car on the road, kickdown switch makes the auto-transmission come alive. Driving a piece of history. Lots of fun if the car is in good nick.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Erry writes:
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300E Sedan Review
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5

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this car is medium sedan car but easy handling

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expensive spare parts

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I Love To Drive This Car Not Like Ordinary Car..the Best Car That I Have — This car is very good germany quality. interior is quite good. the medium performance about the engine because the characteristic this car is elegance. the cost overall is quite expensive than japanese car.but this car is fun to drive and good looking

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300TE 4MATIC AWD Wagon Review
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4

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It's a Mercedes! Enough said. But seriously, from owning many previous used Mercedes (and BMWs) with high mileage, I am very impressed with German engineering and quality in parts.

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1st generation 4MATIC (AWD) system (2nd generation is better). Reactive system, where it retains the all time RWD and only applies the front when it detects slippage. Which may improve MPG though it's successor has electronic control to all wheels at all times (Proactive).

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Great Overall Vehicle. — Although I don't have kids nor typically have passengers, I prefer a wagon to an SUV so I can do mobile repairs and have the room to haul my tools without sacrificing mpg. The added benefit is the 4MATIC system since it does snow here at least 4 months out of the year. The added 3rd row seat that folds down with the 2nd row seats for more than enough room for a large jack, jack stands, and tools. If need be, the 2nd row seat splits so you can accommodate an extra passenger while having plenty of storage space. Although dated the 3.0 straight six has plenty of torque, reliability, and accelerates quickly because of the 3.07 or 3.27 (IIRC) differential ratio.

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Panda_165 writes:
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300E 2.6 Sedan Review
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4

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Trick it if you got it.

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Expensive german engineering.

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Old School Og Ride. — This car is a beast! Performance is geared toward autobahn top speeds, not crazy accelleration. Handling and breaking are strong and ride quality is excellent. Build quality and fit and finnish are second to few. This era of mercedes benz was made much better than the later 90's and early 2000's.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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James writes:
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 2 Dr 300SL Convertible Review
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5

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Great engineering, and styling

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I can't drive it more.

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Classic In The Making — I beautiful drive. Comfort, performance. 18 years old, you would never guess it. Great gas mileage, 25 mpg in the city..... Everything works, paint, interior is still awesome. I don't want to jinks it, but what a car! no way you could guess its age.

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

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toofast69 writes:
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300E Sedan Review
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5

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The don't build them like that anymore! Solid, reliable, run forever, run fast all day long.

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Expensive to buy, expensive to maintain, "old man" styling.

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Panzer Tank Build. The Last Of The Real M-bs. — 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...unless the local constable wasn't in a good mood. The ride was smooth and luxurious, the power kept on and on, and the parts were ridiculously expensive and you had to know someone named Klaus or Fritz or Hans to get it worked on.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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N5329K writes:
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 4 Dr 300TE 4MATIC AWD Wagon Review
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4

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Solid, beautiful, unstoppabale in snow

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Expensive repairs, so so mileage

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Owned It For 15 Years...i Must Like It! — 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, dependable, last of the hand-built Mercedes.

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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Reviews

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Reviews

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