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1991 Mercedes-benz 300-class - Consumer Reviews

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It's a keeper
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By vonhippert
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Wagon 300TE 4dr Wagon


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I bought mine 1 year ago and have put 20k on the car with no worries. It had 152k at time of purchase. This is my fifth older mbz and is my favorite one of them all. Fun to drive, great reliability and the interior layout is practical. I have seen the 3.0 liter inline six go 400k plus with just a top end rebuild. Things to be aware of: head gasket and engine harness failure. A small price to pay in overall upkeep, for a car that is safe, has classic lines and can handle high mileage with proper care.


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Never buy an early 4matic
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By doggiemom
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Wagon 300TE 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD


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We bought this car with 147K on it. We had it checked out and were told it was in great shape. It came to us with a failed transfer case leaking a qt of hydraulic oil every 100 miles. The repair was nearly $2,000 and the part very difficult to come by. Now the front and rear engine seals are leaking and the engine has to come out. That will be another $2,000+. The water pump and alternator failed within days of each other. There have been numerous hard start problems. This is all within 4 months. The car is fun to drive but I don't trust it to go more than a month without needing some hideously expensive repair.


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300TE 4matic
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By Robt.
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Wagon 300TE 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD


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This car was purchased with 23K miles in 97. I initially was shocked with some of the repairs i.e., motor mounts relaced again after 5K. Electrical flaw in the hatch $600. The radiator neck broke twice along with the fan and polybelt. Then at 76K the 4matic went out which was the biggest hit of $2300. Other than those items the car is a workhorse. I plan to keep it for another four years then sell it and buy a 2000CL500. I should be able to afford one by then.


Favorite Features

I use a wheelchair and the cargo space is great for carrying items. When you are sitting in the drivers seat it feels like any other sedan and not a soccer mom.


Suggested Improvements

It would be nice to have more power.


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Workhorse
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By MaeWest
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Wagon 300TE 4dr Wagon


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This car looks great, holds everything, is extremely comfortable and sturdy, and is totally reliable. I bought it with 96,000 miles on it and expect years of trouble-free driving. It's fun to drive too -- peppy and with a sporty feel. I LOVE it and recommend it to everyone.


Favorite Features

The cargo space! Plus, Mercedes' paint jobs are great. People always are shocked that it's a '91 -- it looks new.


Suggested Improvements

I couldn't put a combination CD player/cassette tape deck in the dash, so I had a CD player installed. Otherwise, the car is perfect.


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The Best Wagon Ever Made
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Joe
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Wagon 300TE 4dr Wagon


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This is my 4th Mercedes-Benz product and it has been troble free. Never has it stayed over night in a shop. Maintance is more expensive than domestics but the quality of the job is far superior because of the dealerships' high levels of quality control. If the car needs new breaks the dealer does it right the first time, every time.


Favorite Features

Abiltiy to travel cost to cost without ever feeling tired, excellent ergonomics and orthopedically correct seats, and safety that rivals most new cars. You wont have that sea sick undulating feeling other "luxury" cars give you.


Suggested Improvements

Bring this model back. The newer ('97 to present) E class wagons are built for much less than these tried and true cars were and it shows in reliability stats.


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