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1993 Mercedes Benz 300TE 4 Matic
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By cannot give
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300TE 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD


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This is one of Mercedes finest works. The 1993 Mercedes Benz 300TE 4 Matic. It comes with a 3.0 liter 217 horsepower V6 engine. Mine features Leather, Sunroof, 3rd row, cell phone, power seats and much more. The acceleration is very good. I calculated that going to 60 took 8.2 seconds. (I was manually shifting with the "2,3,D.") Another feature is the roomy truck and the fold down 3rd row seat which is very convienent.


Best Features

Leather seats are very comfy Sunroof is fairly large Good stereo 3rd row seat is very handy Fold down 2nd row is great to use


Worst Features

I think that it should have a computer that tells you not only the temperature and the time but your average miles per gallon, range, and things like that, as featured in my 1987 BMW 325i.


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Continuous Engine repairs
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By Mark, Dallas
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300E 4dr Sedan


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I like driving the car. But... things continually keep breaking in the engine department. I spend about $2,500 per year paying to fix things that broke. E.g., last summer new throttle actuator, $2,000. The repair bills take the fun out of owning this car. I will never buy MBenz again.


Best Features

Nice to drive when it drives.


Worst Features

Improve quality and reliability.


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Nearly Perfect Car in Every Way
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By Suginami
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300E 4dr Sedan


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A nearly perfect car with a great engine, timeless exterior styling, and a high-quality interior. As this model year 300E was mis-badged, it is undervalued. 1994 and 1995 were badged as an E320 which is what this car should've been called. There is a big difference between 1986-1992 300E's and 1993-1995 300E (3.2) / E320's because of the engine difference and nobody seems to know that this one year has the new 3.2 liter engine. As a member of two Mercedes Benz Clubs, it is not unusual to find similar cars with 200,000 to 400,000 miles on them, and still look and drive like new.


Best Features

This is the first year of the 3.2 liter engine, also used in 94-97 E320's and 92-99 S320'a. Styling is timeless, and a used '93 300E (3.2) is cheaper than a similar year Camry or Accord. Also uses the new a/c refrigerant (R134a), so replacement cost of the freon would be cheap.


Worst Features

No cupholder. No glove box due to passenger side airbag. Armrest has a flip up lid for storage. Engine wiring harnesses in '93-'95 300E / E320's are badinsul, causing many problems ($500 part). Original head gaskets were bad - new gaskets don't leak oil ($1,000).


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One of mercedes' best!!!
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300SE 4dr Sedan


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I purchased a well cared for 1993 300se from a local "high-end" dealer. The key to having a good experience with these cars is making sure that all service and mantainence has been completed on the deal. Have a local "expert" do an inspection including a leak down test and you'll be fine. The car is one of the best ever to be produced by mercedes. Just wished the soft closing door feature worked all the time without having to disconnect the battery! aargh! The use of 100 octane fuel also helps with the fuel economy- currently getting an astounding 26mpg in the mountains of colorado!


Best Features

Excellent interior appointments. Great seat adjustments and plenty of storage for golf clubs and a keg o beer! The bose system is ok as long as the crossovers hold up- common problem that they don't.


Worst Features

could have benefited from a better transmission that wasn't vaccume regulated.


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By George Hall
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300SE 4dr Sedan


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A great car but don't get into one unless you are aware of the very expensive costs of maintenance


Best Features

Everlasting styling; great performance and reliability; reasonably good fuel economy; reputation for safety.


Worst Features

A place for drink cups...impossible to imagine such a great car having NONE!


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