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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By down the road
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300E 2.8 4dr Sedan


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Well I have owned my 1993 Mercedes-Benz E300 for 5 years now. I have averaged $2,200 a year in repairs. This has been the most expensive, most unreliable car that I have ever owned. I have a similar year Lexus GS300 and it is no contest. The Lexus averages less then $200 a year in repairs. Guess which car I would buy again. The Mercedes' interior is poorly designed. For example it has no glove box, no cup holder, and the most poorly designed HVAC system. How could this car be approved for production? It also has terrible quality, a poor on board computer. This is my first and last Mercedes-Benz.


Best Features

The seats.


Worst Features

Why bother, they clearly they do not listen to consumers


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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


Review

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
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Suginami
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300E 4dr Sedan


Review

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


Review

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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