1993 Mercedes-Benz 190

Change Vehicle

1993 Mercedes-Benz 190

Search Inventory Near You


Available in 2 styles:  190 4dr Sedan shown
Print


Asking Price Range
$1,583–$7,223

Estimated MPG

19–20 city / 27–29 hwy


See Photos & Videos


Average Ratings

Overall

4.2 out of 5

Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

5 out of 5 people recommended this car.


Write a Review
By writing a review you can provide valuable insights to other car shoppers.

Consumer Reviews

Sort Reviews By

    1-5 of 5 reviews

Quality, quality, quality

by redwine from Kuwait | October 6, 2010

This car was a serious effort from MB to make a small car that was as good as their large ones, and it shows. There are a myriad of thoughtful touches all around from being able to open the hood fully vertical to the way the jack is designed to fit into specific holes in the body. Interior design is perfectly subtle. All the controls are straightforward, and you can see all the guages without looking away from the road. Gauges at a minimum include speedo, tach, oil pressure, engine temp., and fuel. All the interior controls work with a nice solid "click" feeling even after 17 years on the road. Outside, I highly recommend upgrading to the euro-spec halogen lenses. Much better light output and also how the car was originally supposed to look! 4-wheel disk brakes are a rarity on cars from this era, and the 5-link suspension is so brilliant even Mercedes is still using it. Also, airbags and ABS and crash test ratings (same as the era S class) are all unusual for cars from the early nineties/ late eighties. Engines are smooth and competent, if not "quick," but the car is rock-solid at speeds above 100mph even. MAKE SURE to get one that is in reasonable mechanical shape. Parts ARE more expensive than a similar-year Japanese or American car, but not outrageously so. For the extra money, you get much better quality, much better design, and much better durability. Get a vehicle with less electrics for better reliability-- the 80s/90s are getting older and older, so more mechanicals are easier to deal with. Highly recommended.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a new car
Uses car for Commuting
Does recommend this car


Great car

by Car Wisdom from Erie, Pa | September 30, 2009

Overall, this is a great vehicle. Even in the lake effect snow of PA the car handled great and went like a tank through just about anything. Gas mileage is so-so. The real downside to this vehicle is the expensiveness of the parts. Head gasket went at 186K and the repair cost was way over the value of the vehicle. Pure tragedy.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a new car
Uses car for Just getting around
Does recommend this car


Bring It Back!

by dura from | June 3, 2009

Beats the C class, hands down. Safe, comfortable, reliable.Well engineered, classic Benz exterior line. ~24mpg highway and gridlock city driving combined. $1200-1800/year maintenance/repair (132k miles). Not a spot of rust or break in the interior anywhere.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a new car
Uses car for N/A
Does recommend this car


BEST BUY FOR $2000! I FEEL LIKE I STOLE IT!

by AUTO SERVICE MANAGER from SANTA CRUZ, CA. | August 31, 2008

JUST BOUGHT A 90 2.6 AND AM IMPRESSED WITH THIS CAR! LOTS OF FEATURES INC. 4 WHEELS ABS, SRS FOR DRIVER, GOOD ECONOMY, GOOD POWER, GREAT RIDE! FEELS LIKE IT WEIGHS MORE THAN 2900 POUNDS! IF YOU CAN FIND A LOW MILEAGE ONE THAT HAS BEEN MAINTAINED BUY IT! HAVE IT INSPECTED JUST TO PROTECT YOUR SELF. GOT MINE FOR $1900! SOME MINOR COSMETICS NEEDED BUT WHAT THE HEY! ENJOY!

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a new car
Uses car for N/A
Does recommend this car


Great First Car

by Car Guy from New Jersey | January 28, 2008

We have had this car for about five years and has been past down through three kids as their first car. Minor repairs here and there, mostly wheel re-alignment. I don't really like the way it looks, but it's the best looking of the older Mercedes.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a new car
Uses car for N/A
Does recommend this car



    1-5 of 5 reviews

Featured Services for this Mercedes-Benz 190

  • Sell your current car quickly and easily on Cars.com.
  • Not sure what auto repair should cost you? Use our price estimator.
  • Get help with car repair now on Cars.com. Visit Repair & Care

Search Inventory Near You

Calculate Monthly Payment

What will my monthly cost be?

Check Payment

Calculate Affordable Price

What is the most I can afford?

Check Price

More Calculators

Compare finance offers to decide what's right for you.

Certain specifications, prices and equipment data have been provided under license from Chrome Data Solutions ("Chrome Data"). ©2013 Chrome Data Solutions, LP. All Rights Reserved. This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data. Chrome Data makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.