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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class

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The Baby Benz
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By ZombieGuy
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.3 4dr Sedan


Review

What a pleasure to drive. Easy to maintain. Affordable on a small budget. So comfortable, so peppy, good gas mileage, light yet solid door construction, supreme steering, turning and acceleration. Removable flooring for easy cleaning, ultra soft plush leather seats, first aid kit in rear window of every model car, affordable tires and so much more. Good single person or family car as long as kids are younger. Not much leg room in back. I'm 6'3" tall and I swear I'm serious when I say I can stretch my left leg out completely as the driver. Owned Cadillac and Lincoln my entire life and will only buy Mercedes from here out. Their design, craftsmanship and quality are simply amazingly smart!


Favorite Features

Leather seats are smooth as a baby's behind! Steering wheel is large, stable and offers good resistance. Trunk is ample. Tires are affordable, Front end is very cute and rear end tapers. Nice rear! Is that too suggestive? Sun roof is quiet even when driving 60 mph when fully opened. Amazing!


Suggested Improvements

Darker tinted windows would have been nice. Heater vent added to center dash area. Dual gas input spout from both sides of vehicle or rear only. Slightly longer body for few more inches leg room for rear passengers. Slightly tighter turning radius. Faster power window motors. Brighter headlights.


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Fun but beware
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Chewsuff
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.6 4dr Sedan


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Just got this car with 75k on it. Was sitting for 7.5yrs on non-op. Fixed the ASD light. Topped off the half tank of 5yr. old gas and passed smog no problem. Minor electrical issues with a loose ground on the back right tail light assembly. Also the switch that moves the pass. seat front/back has a dirty contact and is intermittent. Hate the stock anti-theft system. Don't like the vacuum operated door locks or heater box as anything vacuum operated is always prone to leaks. Just need a new fuel filter and to fix that switch on the pass. seat. Well balanced on power, handling and braking. The synchros on the manual gearbox are silky smooth and shifting is a breeze. Very quiet while driving.


Favorite Features

Seat Warmers. Dislike the sun roof as the sun can turn a white guy like me into a pink guy real quick in Sunny southern CA. I especially like the stickers from the dealership on the back windows about how the radio won't work if its ripped out/stolen. Who wants a tape player/FM stereo anyways?


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders obviously. There are vacuum lines EVERYWHERE on this car. If you aren't getting at least 300 miles on a tank of gas or you lack power you might have a vacuum leak. The lines are plastic/rubber and both can become petrified and crack from the heating/cooling cycle under the hood.


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tough baby
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By rick
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.3 4dr Sedan


Review

Use my 190 everyday, bought this car very cheap. Have replaced master cylinder, alternator, belts, water pump, and fuel filter etc. Needs paint job and must fix a/c. Car was not well maintained by previous owner, but in spite of this the car is fun to drive. Not the quickest but can reach high speeds easily on freeways. Not bad for odometer reading two hundred and seventeen miles and counting.


Favorite Features

leather interior and instrument panel.front grill


Suggested Improvements

cup holder


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The "Baby Benz" (190E)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By MercedesBenzAJK
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.6 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought my 190E just recently, and with 185,000 km. on it, the car still drives almost like new... The 190 is 1 of the last of the true Benz's built in Germany, and it is quite a dependable little car... If you're looking for a 190E, then the 2.6 would be your best bet...


Favorite Features

Solid performance, power adjustable headrests, the 6 cassette storage is also quite interesting...


Suggested Improvements

Needs cupholders between the driver & passenger seats...


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One That I Can Count On
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By FamilyGuy
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.3 4dr Sedan


Review

I love this car. Quality Mercedes model year starts from the 80's into this early 90's model. Solid ride and beautiful handling like mentioned in many other owners. The other dissatisfied owners must remind themselves whether they just got a lack-of-maintenance one. How can you find something you hate about this car? It's worth every dollar I pay for to maintain properly. A properly taken care of car can go a long way (e.g. 200+ K to 300+K miles on this car is easily found). That's how one can count on.


Favorite Features

Handling. I can drive this for hours still with a smiley face! Respectable gas mileage 25MPG for an inline-4. Very safe and reliable. Lifetime timing chain.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders would be nice.


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