by olmectech on Jun 8, 2012 Vehicle: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300E 4dr Sedan
The main problem with these older Mercedes is people who cannot afford to maintain them get them because of the cheap price.
These cars can take allot of abuse and you will not see many cars from 80s and 90s still on the road.
But everything requires up keep, even new cars.
by nickohio on Feb 3, 2012 Vehicle: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300E 2.8 4dr Sedan
I've owned 3 Benzes, all bought with some miles on them.
Our W124 300E 2.8 is the remaining Benz in our garage and though it has 189k on its clock, it is still the most solid car of anything I've driven or ridden in, new or old.
Safety is #1 in my book, as it saved the life of our daughter who was hit in the rear by a car doing 50mph. The Benz was properly repaired.
I will always own a Benz.
Every year, I put money in it to keep it going, but it soldiers on with class and style and is a blast to drive. Absolutely, it is one of the best Benzes ever made and one of the easiest to maintain. Great mileage, as well, as it still gets 28-30mpg on the i-state at 70mph.
by on Dec 6, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300E 2.8 4dr Sedan
A 2 car family and wife doesn't drive much so drove about 3k per year. Problems began after warranty expired. Over the years Had to replace Ignition wiring, fuel pump, key lock that required replace steering wheel & air bags, cylinder head, ignition wiring harness. This should not happen to a Mercedes. Maintaining car expensive (is that what they mean by luxury car.Had much fewer problems with my Celica. 2nd car now Infinity.
All but the turbo models receive a larger engine. A driver airbag is finally standard on the 300-Class Mercedes. A 300 CE cabriolet model is brought into the fold; it has a power top and a pop-up roll bar similar to the one found on the SL roadsters.