1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Consumer Review: Like Mercedes, But Reliability

1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class - Consumer Review

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300E 2.8 Sedan (2.8L 6-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Like Mercedes, But Reliability's Poor
By LTB on


1993 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300E 2.8 4dr Sedan


This is my third Mercedes and all have
been unreliable and expensive to
repair. Nonetheless, I like the
ride/suspension, drive/steering, seats,
solid feel, and crash safety design of
Mercedes Benz. Problems on this car
have included failed fuel pump
commutator, leaking head gasket, failed
interior temperature sensor, failed
transmission (had it rebuilt), wheel
started siezing on suspension arm (had
it replaced), and other minor problems.
But, I would buy another [used]
Mercedes Benz (after checking consumer
rating sources for my particular model
of interest). My car has 131,000 miles.

Best Features

Ride, drive, seats, solid feel, and vehicle safety.

Worst Features

Mercedes Benz should try to achieve the reliability level of Lexus/Toyota (hope springs eternal). Free loaner cars should be provided at all dealers, even if car was not purchased at that dealer (especially considering the high service and repair costs [parts and labor]).
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