by TGryphon on Oct 25, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300TE 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD
Great car to drive. Handles just like
a Mercedes ought to: goes right where
it is pointed and takes any road
surface in stride. Loves bad roads.
Bit shy on power, tho, especially at
low RPMs and at elevation (I live at
5000 feet). I've had a few problems: 4-
Matic transfer case replaced twice,
broken front spring, quite a few
computer glitches and injector system
problems, cruise control failed. Very
high quality interior and body. Tires
don't wear very well; 30,000 miles max
on Michelin Pilots, usually less.
by Walt L. on Sep 22, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300TE 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD
One of the best road cars I have ever
driven. Quiet, peppy (for a diesel)
and a fun car to drive. Spent 33
hours in one continious trip and still
If your interested in one, make sure
you find one with a factory replaced
engine or one with the piston rods
replaced with the updated ones.
by BenzLuvr on Jul 18, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300TE 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD
I have loved my Benz. Yes, the 4-matic
is sensitive and requires maintenance
and a few repairs, but this car has
POWER and you really feel SAFE, which
is important when I carry my precious
cargo(5 yr old child)!
I installed a K & N air filter a few
years ago which increased the MPG to
AVG. 21-22! Not bad for a car of this
size and year...
I also hear the 1998 E320 is a great
Mercedes brings out a new S-Class lineup. The 300SE and 300SD are more powerful and sleeker than their forebears. Safety and comfort have also been improved in these big sedans. The rest of the 300-Class cars are unchanged.