1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Consumer Review: Nearly Perfect Car in Every Wa

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Nearly Perfect Car in Every Way
By Suginami on


1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300E 4dr Sedan


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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