by vwbus1979 on Apr 11, 2011 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300TD Turbodiesel 4dr Sedan
After five long years of owning my 98 E300 TD, I am left with a completely destroyed car due to poor engineering on MBZ.
Turns out MBZ designed the transmission cooler INSIDE the radiator. The tranny cooler contains oil and the radiator contains water. Think about it. Yup! The two mixed last weekend and water went into the transmission, completely destroying the transmission, torque converter and engine electronics leaving me with a $7k bill for a car worth only $9k.
Last summer, it was $4k to replace the diesel injectors.
The summer before that, $2400 to replace the A/C unit and belts.
The car only has 104k miles on it. It is now scrap metal. Unreal.
by Solar Winds on Aug 10, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300TD Turbodiesel 4dr Sedan
I was rear ended at a stop light by a pick up truck going fast and all I heard were screeching tires and then the crash. The e300 took a hard hit and did well. I got out out with whip lash. The seat held me in like a glove and felt if I was driving a lighter tinier car it would have been worse. The insurance company paid me 2300 more then what I paid for it. This diesel engine is great and gets up to 30 city and 36 hwy going 80 mph. I am debating on a new diesel or a 320, 430 e or c class This is a safe car and fuel is cheap knowing your safe...
by John on Jan 12, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300TD Turbodiesel 4dr Sedan
I purchased this car sight un seen or test drove it, because it was an incredible deal. I had it shiped from Dallas to NJ and auto Transporters .com did as promised. the car is driving great and has plenty of power and room and I have achieved 36 mpg although I am getting 32.5 avg. When i first got it i was getting 27 to 29 because of a bad tire, and transmission was low on fluids and leaking. once i fixd the tire and had a tranny service done leak stoped and Mpg jumped up to 32.5 mpg. I had an e430 with heated and leather seats this car does not but i have dogs and the MBTEX is better for me. As of now all is in working order i have put 4000.00 miles on it.
by bart47 on May 18, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300TD Turbodiesel 4dr Sedan
What a great car! My second used
Mercedes, first diesel. Amazed the
first time I drove it by the pickup and
smoothness of the engine. The torque is
so much better than gas engines. This
is evident by the ability of the car to
maintain cruise speed on the steepest
hill without downshifting. My wife was
skeptical about buying a used car with
101,000 miles, but now she loves it.
All-wheel drive comes to the Mercedes' E-Class lineup via the E320 sedan and all-new E320 wagon. Like the rest of Mercedes' model lineup, E-Class cars formerly powered by an inline-six engine now receive a more fuel-efficient V6 unit that is also supposed to improve the cars' low-end response. The 1998 E-Class cars receive the benefit of BabySmart airbags which are able to detect the presence of a Mercedes' car seat in the front passenger seat and disable the front passenger airbag. BrakeAssist is also a new feature, which aids drivers' stopping distance in a panic-stop situation.