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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class

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Slow, thirsty, expensive
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By Nevadasmith
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300TE 4dr Wagon


Review

I bought this used with just over 85000 on it,in very good condition. Main complaints: no horsepower. It won't get out of its own way, especially with a load of people and luggage - almost dangerously slow in traffic. Gulps gas like you wouldn't believe, and the high priced stuff, too. And when it breaks down, which it will, it will cost you a couple mortgage payments to fix it. I won't be buying another MB.


Favorite Features

Nice interior, all wheel drive.


Suggested Improvements

More reliability, more horsepower, better gas milage.


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Another fine Mercedes
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By Mike 300TE
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300TE 4dr Wagon


Review

I have owned 7 MBs, and I think pretty highly of them. However, they have shortcomings that prospective buyers should be aware of. My 300TE is a handsome and highly functional car. Build quality is superb and I love the general comfort level. Long trips are a joy. The biggest downer with Benz ownership is the expense of fuel, repairs, and maintenance. "No kidding, mister, it's a premium luxury car." My wagon burns premium fuel only and gets about 18 mpg. I owned two Tahoes that cost less to fuel (regular gas). Parts and labor costs will make you cry. Routine maintenance is extremely pricey. The saving grace on all my Benzes has been terrific resale value. That is what keeps me loyal.


Favorite Features

Classic styling that ages slowly. Outstanding build quality. Material quality and durability. Very high comfort level. Outstanding resale value.


Suggested Improvements

Rotten fuel economy on premium fuel. Sky-high costs for parts and labor. Sluggish all-around performance by modern standards (just call it stately). Notoriously bad stareos until recent years.


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Great Car
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By BENZ WAGON
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Vehicle

1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300TE 4dr Wagon


Review

I have owned this car for 9 years now and have enjoyed every moment of it. My benz is always reliable. Its not very fast accelerating but it can get go fast if you want it to. Its got the wonderful mercedes control factor as well. The stearing is great. My only complaint is that if something does go wrong, its not cheap to fix. I also have a 96 Infiniti I30 and a 99 Chevy Tahoe. The Benz is my favorite of them.


Favorite Features

Handling


Suggested Improvements

They should increase the acceleration.


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