by peterfletcher on Jul 4, 2012 Vehicle: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 350-Class 350SDL Turbodiesel 4dr Sedan
this was my 3rd turbo diesel... i researched it hard and even called my MBZ mechanic about this model before purchase. he neglected to tell me about the head issue common on these models! blew the head gasket on the way back from picking it up. car had only 42K miles on it. cost me many thousand of dollars to repair... needless to say, i sold it shortly there after.
by raoking on Dec 19, 2011 Vehicle: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 350-Class 350SD Turbodiesel 4dr Sedan
I bought one of these in the spring with a rebuilt head and rebuilt transmission. I really liked the car and own a 300sd, but I could not get it to run as well as I would have liked and I've read a lot about them and took as good a car of it as I could but it threw a rod I think, going highway speed it made a huge smoke cloud I pulled over and tried to stop it but it kept running and revving and then stopped. Basically totaled. Take my warning, I had read bad reviews of the engine but didn't pay attention.
by srh11293 on Jul 31, 2011 Vehicle: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 350-Class 350SD Turbodiesel 4dr Sedan
For a 20 year old car, I get 25 mpg and drive a large car in absolute comfort.
Great working AC.
Diesel starts every time.
My car required some initial investment, but after that the maintenance is very very reasonable (actually, cheap!).
Floats on the highway, and performs very well in the city.
Acceleration is acceptable - better then I expected.