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MB 400E perfect driving machine
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By Mel
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400-Class 400E 4dr Sedan


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MB 400E --- mine is already 230K mile-- -still runs good.....great.


Favorite Features

Engine runs smooth.


Suggested Improvements

improve gasoline consumption


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Love it!
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By Mercedes Benz
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400-Class 400E 4dr Sedan


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I've always had a Honda or Toyota so I didn't think I'd fall for another model, but I love this Mercedes. Although it is 17 years old, you would never know it. The appearance is timeless!


Favorite Features

Comfort


Suggested Improvements

Shorten the length and lesson fuel useage


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Happy Owner
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By Retired Flyboy
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400-Class 400E 4dr Sedan


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Bought it used from a dealer with 35,000 miles. I've been happy with the thing since we started. Keep V rated tires on it for intended performance. Now it cost about $2,000/yr in maintenance, but that's cheaper than a new one. The power is great and handling supurb.


Favorite Features

The power and mileage are great for that vintage car. The ride and handling equally good. Comfort and trunk size great for long trips.


Suggested Improvements

The boss must ride the brakes. We usually only get about 15,000 miles on a front brake job, and they chatter.


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Going for 200k
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By Rawlings
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400-Class 400E 4dr Sedan


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To pay $19k for a car that was over 60k and get over 5 yrs and 100k - with about $5k total in maintenence is a good deal. Still runs like a champ at 184,500 miles - you gotta take care of it.


Favorite Features

My favorite characteristics are torque and HP, especially in the 45-85mph range, and climbing hills. Original wheels, but changed from 195/65 to 205/60 tires 50k ago and that improved handling.


Suggested Improvements

The AM radio stinks, and the car runs hot, especially in city/summer conditions. The dirt shield and a 4.2LV8 take up lots of room and nowhere for heat to vacate, radiator issues and faulty wiring harness have been the key weaknesses.


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Mercedes Beats the Bends:
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By The Shark
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400-Class 400E 4dr Sedan


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WOW - What a completely thrilling driver. This little car packs a most excellent punch. I am absolutely satisfied with the handling of the vehicle, almost like a sports car. With 140,000 on the clock the vehicle is as tight as most new vehicles. All round excellent vehicle, great for road trips ... very comfy.


Favorite Features

4.2L V8 PowerHouse Engine. Icy cold, fast acting A/C ... even in 110'F weather the car is comfortable early in each small trip. Comfy seats.


Suggested Improvements

Bigger fuel tank ...


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2nd MB is a 400E
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bigfinny
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400-Class 400E 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car with 77K miles on it after my 1986 300E was hit from behind at 45 MPH by a Ford Explorer ( lady picking up toy on passenger side floor for child in car seat) The 300 folded nicely and after a year of PT I bought the 400. I have very much enjoyed the car. The only issues that really was bad is the wiring harness on the engine was a little to "enviromentally friendly" and literally started breaking down in operation. It was a 1K replacement with replacement and the 90K mile service. Make sure this was already done if you buy one - or ask for a discount because it NEEDS to be done now!


Favorite Features

Great power and good mileage. This car gets up and flies! Mileage is about 23. My 300 was 24 - but 1/2 the power. Car looks like it is 5 years newer than it really is in design.


Suggested Improvements

Better seat ajustment for lower back support. I'm 6'3 and head room is tight - but acceptable. Would like to not have to remove the wind pan below engine to change the oil.


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400E
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By jbhanks
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400-Class 400E 4dr Sedan


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Amazing power even compared to brand new vehicles.


Favorite Features

The engine and comfortable interior


Suggested Improvements

Put bigger tires on when its time to replace them. It will handle better!


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By RBodden
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400-Class 400E 4dr Sedan


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This is basically a 300E with the power of a V-8. When driving at 80mph on the freeway, the engine is only at 2400 rpm's. It moves and handles well.


Favorite Features

How it is built to lean into turns.


Suggested Improvements

They've already taken care of that with the new E430's.


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AWESOME
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By cASEY
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400-Class 400E 4dr Sedan


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i HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THIS CAR.


Favorite Features

aCCELERATION UPHILL.


Suggested Improvements

BETTER MILEAGE


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A wolf under the sheep skin
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By jia1
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400-Class 400E 4dr Sedan


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Bought this 400E with 200K km on it, despite it's 11 years old, it still looks like new inside and out, the material and built quality is the best among all cars, the leather is so thick that that are no scratches on it after 11 years of usage. The car exterior size is smaller than a Toyota Camry, but V8 engine, high gauge sheet metal and high quality material make it 500 lbs heavier. After 11 years in Canadian winter, there is no rust at all. This car drives like dream, in 1992 factory claims 0-60 in 7 seconds, but it actually does that in 6.5 seconds.


Favorite Features

268 hp V8 in an 3500 lb car, outstanding build quality, quite yet fun to drive, tight suspension, good lateral G force.


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of that ridiculous 195/65R15 stock tires, it could spin them at any time. Replace that ridiculous 1:2.24 rear differential, it can then beat BMW 540.


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