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Nearly Perfect Car in Every Way
By Suginami on
Vehicle1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300E 4dr Sedan
ReviewA 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 FeaturesThis 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 FeaturesNo 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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