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1973 Mercedes-Benz 280 Review
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An Apreciating Classic, Many Parts On Aus And Rust Resistant — A classic in design by a french man of couse. possiblly one of the last cars built to a level of quality not cost. Features 4 speed auto.aircon, electronic fuel injection (bosch) disks all round, IRS double wishbone front end. A fantastic M110 motor with twin cams and and a very respectable 185 HP not bad for 1973. My car is in the resore stage, no rust and I have just finished the engine rebuild and front subframe refit. should be on the road mid 2011.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: drives like new

Cons: bit thirsty for europe

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1973 Mercedes-Benz 280 Review
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The Sicilian Diva — She came directly from Sicily and I swapped her for my eternal 1980 Opel Rekord E Rappold hearse in late 2004. Equipped with a powerful V8-engine and a 4-speed manual transmission, she was very agile (or should I say "hazardous"?). I obtained street-legality according to German regulations and drove her for a few months, until I sold her to a collector in Southern Germany in early 2007. Really loved this hearse, but it was quite pointless and impractical. Beautiful, but completely ungifted, just like Verona Feldbusch... Oh, did I mention the bloody rotten paintjob?

Pros: A street-legal rocket with a rood

Cons: Enormous fuel consumption and strongly in need of a new paintjob

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A Sanctuary — I love driving this car. I bought it for my daughter for her first car. Took care of a few minor issues ( I have a good mechanic, a must with these cars) and Lady280 has been a joy. It is made to cruise, not race or zip, like a stately ship. It is comfortable, quiet, and very soothing to drive. I have begun to learn to do routine maintenance items on it. Thinking of giving my new car to my daughter as a graduation after senior year of college and taking this for mine. Gas mileage isn't great (16 to 18), but everything else makes it a perfect car for Dad. I just love it.

Pros: Simple, beautiful ride

Cons: Fuel economy not the greatest

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My Eighth Car — I nice classic car. Very smooth ride with all the creature comforts. It had an inline six but wasn't very fast off the line but a great cruising car. No real issues with it other than some rust started to show.

Pros: Great crusier for a long drive

Cons: Not a very quick car

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1973 Mercedes-Benz 280 Review
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Classic Beauty — A gorgeous classic! This thing ran like a top at 250k miles, got 22 mpg, had AC, power everything, cruise control that all worked 23 years after the thing was built. Amazing. It was built to last. It also was a solid piece of machine with a dual carb 6, huge disc brakes, alloys, limited slip diff. I loved it. I sold it for $500 more than I bought it for after a couple years. I wanted someone to own it who wouldn't destroy it like I would.

Pros: Solid as a granite mountain

Cons: Deserves only the best

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1973 Mercedes-Benz 280 Review
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Grand Tourer — really made pimpin fun; classic design but extremely expensive to maintain; solid on the highway; real wood

Pros: grand grimness; transported the occupants to another time

Cons: horribly expensive to maintain; awful gas mileage

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Classic — So far has been costly in restoration, but will be a wonderful motor once its fully fixed up.

Pros: Gorgeous, funky and reliable

Cons: Old, maintenance, thirsty

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1994 Mercedes-Benz 280 Reviews

Awsome By Yousaf

to me there's no such model made by mercedes like this W124 the 1 with fuel enjection engine fuel economy and power is unbelievable Built quality is very nice like OLD is always GOLD Appearance is l... Read More

1993 Mercedes-Benz 280 Reviews

Smooth, And Easy To Drive!! By Hannah

I loved this car, but the fuel prices didn't love me. 2.8 Straight 6 Engine was smooth and very responsive. Plenty of leg room for my stumpy short legs and passengers had plenty of room too! Great for... Read More

1992 Mercedes-Benz 280 Reviews

Great All-rounder By Syed

Well built and fun to drive, though feels a little under-powered at times which in-turn might be because of unusually tall gear ratios....I would say its a great car, only let down by reliability issu... Read More

1991 Mercedes-Benz 280 Reviews

The Best Or Nothing By Leon

Classic german sedan. Smooth straight-six mated to a 4-speed automatic. Close to no equipment at all, apart from armrests, radio and a sunroof. Has a nice ride and a quality touch. Was driven by a gr... Read More

1989 Mercedes-Benz 280 Reviews

A German Panzer Tank... By Chris

Bloody huge, but 7 seats and enough space to move a small army makes it hugely practical, plus it was quite quick considering its size! Nice interior and despite 220,000 on the clock it just didnt wan... Read More

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