by automaniac9 on Mar 4, 2014 Vehicle: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 560SEL 4dr Sedan
Driving this car makes you feel like no one can touch you. The car has great power for the day and can handle pretty well too. The fact that mine is black over black just adds to its presence. For being so heavy, its massive 5.6 liter has enough torque to move this beast faster than you could think was possible. The interior is classic Mercedes; wood throughout, nice leather seats with all the electric options, and easy to understand buttons, make it a great place to sit. This being a 1990, it has a more advanced sound system than years prior, and it sounds quite good considering its now 24 years old. The biggest aspect of the car that lets it down, is of course the gas mileage.
by Rob on Mar 20, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 560SEL 4dr Sedan
This is the 4th SEL I've owned, unfortunately the first three have had tragic deaths, 1 stolen, 1 totaled while parked and 1 caught fire after AC maintenance. I will always go back to these cars, amazing handling for the size, power to spare and has a classic style that will never look old. I've tried to replace this car with other new cars only to be disappointed. Out of the 4 I've spent a total of $20k to purchase and maintain but have driven over 300k miles with never a problem. Here I am 8 years later and still can't believe how amazing these cars are.
by ILoveCars on Sep 14, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 560SEL 4dr Sedan
When the 560SEL was built, it was the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz lineup. This was before Lexus. MB engineers were given a blank slate (literally) to create the 560SEL. All costs were passed to the buyers, who in 1990 were throwing down about $80k. But that was 1990. What's it like today? I'm a car nut and I love this car. It has character and it gives meaning to the word 'quality'. If you take care of this car as you're supposed to, it can last forever and actually be a good investment (really). If you're in the market for this car, the gas mileage should be no surprise. It's really bad.
by Long-termer on Jan 11, 2005 Vehicle: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 560SEC 2dr Coupe
We like strong vehicles, and the 560 SEC is probably the strongest we've ever owned. Heavy duty! Powerful, always reliable, and at 200,000 miles it still runs as smoothly as it did when new. Did I say powerful? I've probaly invested $4,000 in replacing things like a sunroof slide assembly, timing chain, valve guides -- - and have a car that is better than most on the road, at far less total cost. This car was built when Mercedes knew how to build cars that lasted forever.
by Convinced! on Apr 5, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 560SEL 4dr Sedan
I've always been one of those people
who could never justify paying gobs of
money for a MB.
My neighbor sold me a 1990Sel with
132000 for $4500 original owner. Sat
for two years in her drive way.
Best car I have ever owned. Ride,
comfort, power, grace and fun.The ride
is a myriad of exhilarations. It feels
so safe behind the wheel.
I'm looking to buy my wife a E420 for
our 25 annniverary.
Yes it's worth the money. It's that
by Mercedes Fan on Mar 26, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 560SEL 4dr Sedan
I've driven my 560SEL for 5 years now
and every time I get in, I still
smile. I didn't think there was a car
that could be built like this. It
feels like it's carved from a solid
block of steel. It has 111K miles and
there's not a squeak or rattle to be
heard. Sure, it gets so-so gas mileage
but it makes up for it and more with
excellent road manners and quiet
comfort that today would cost well over
$90k. On the road, it goes where you
point it and never complains, no matter
what the speed. I just love it.