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Mercedes 350SDL

by from Greensboro, NC on May 17, 2010

Mercedes built a long well-deserved history of building the best diesel-powered cars ever. They threw that out the window when the 3.5L diesel was built. Very seldom will you find a 350SD, 350SDL, S35...
Mercedes built a long well-deserved history of building the best diesel-powered cars ever. They threw that out the window when the 3.5L diesel was built. Very seldom will you find a 350SD, 350SDL, S350D, or 1992-93 300SD (still a 3.5L) that hasn't had an engine replacement by 100K miles. Mercedes had a good thing going with the 3.0L 5-cyl. and 6-cyl. engines. My 1984 300SD 5-cyl. car has 676,700 miles, still going on the original engine with no overhaul. You'll never see that with a 3.5 engine. The car itself is a work of art, awesome quality, but the engine is junk. As an avid MB diesel enthusiast with many years experience, I wouldn't recommend a 3.5L MB diesel to my worst enemy.
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Best car I've ever owned!

by from Cincinnati, OH on June 30, 2006

I've had quite a few...this one was awesome. Very reliable. Burned some oil but didn't leak a drop (of any fluid). Very reliable. Only downfall: poor milage! Not an economy car. Smooth ride. Much more...
I've had quite a few...this one was awesome. Very reliable. Burned some oil but didn't leak a drop (of any fluid). Very reliable. Only downfall: poor milage! Not an economy car. Smooth ride. Much more reliable than newer Mercedes. They should have continued making these!
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1991 MB 560 SEC A classic in the showroom

by from Sacramento, CA on March 18, 2009

What a wonderful driving machine! This car has heart and soul. It has rock solid reliability and is a pleasure to drive. The controls are clear concise and easy to reach. Visibility is tremendous. You...
What a wonderful driving machine! This car has heart and soul. It has rock solid reliability and is a pleasure to drive. The controls are clear concise and easy to reach. Visibility is tremendous. You can ride in it all day and not be beat up. It is a heavy well handling car that loves the open road. It has great acceleration cornering and braking. I will drive this car the rest of my days if it is up to me!
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Nice Ride

by from Chicago on July 11, 2006

Solid car,will run 250,000 miles easy.Very good on gas,average 20..MPG Only needed tires And brakes because I drove it, let's say tough.Mercedes built a premier car then.
Solid car,will run 250,000 miles easy.Very good on gas,average 20..MPG Only needed tires And brakes because I drove it, let's say tough.Mercedes built a premier car then.
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Perfection to a "T"

by from Covington, Georgia on January 16, 2012

You may correctly guess that this was and will always be my perfect car. It was everything I ever wanted in a car - comfort, style, reliability. To me, it was my introduction to driving a car beyond t...
You may correctly guess that this was and will always be my perfect car. It was everything I ever wanted in a car - comfort, style, reliability. To me, it was my introduction to driving a car beyond the everyday experience. The only thing that separated us was someone running a red light and even that proved the safety factor in this car. It protected me from what could have been a deadly crash. It was built for safety and stability. I cannot say enough about the beauty of this vehicle. It truly was my perfect car! Never turn down the opportunity to own one of these fabulous cars.
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420SEL

by from Myrtle Beach, SC on January 27, 2012

I purchased this car in 2005...it was 14 years old. Other than regular maintenance, it has been trouble free. The A/C was converted by M-B and is not as cold as the old refrigerant. The overall qualit...
I purchased this car in 2005...it was 14 years old. Other than regular maintenance, it has been trouble free. The A/C was converted by M-B and is not as cold as the old refrigerant. The overall quality is excellent. I love the interior, it's very comfortable and quiet. The trunk is huge. They styling turns heads, and I get compliments regularly. This is easily the best car I have ever owned. I highly recommend buying one...just make sure the one you get is not abused, as a well maintained S-Class will be a loyal and true friend that will last a long time..
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I'll own this car a really really long time

by from Southern California on August 26, 2011

Love this car--I bought it used 7 years ago and plan to drive it to 250K miles and beyond. Only complaint: The HVAC system is rather primitive. AC is adequate but the heater is pretty much on or off. ...
Love this car--I bought it used 7 years ago and plan to drive it to 250K miles and beyond. Only complaint: The HVAC system is rather primitive. AC is adequate but the heater is pretty much on or off. Fortunately it' not much of an issue here in SoCal.
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1991 Mercedes 420 SEL

by from Washington State on January 9, 2014

I have a large family (biggest is 6'-9") and need a LARGE car. The new cars just don't cut it. The '91 was the last of the biggies, and I love it. Aside from good looks, great ride and control, you ha...
I have a large family (biggest is 6'-9") and need a LARGE car. The new cars just don't cut it. The '91 was the last of the biggies, and I love it. Aside from good looks, great ride and control, you had better not plan on a low-maintenance marriage. This car will go forever, and be envied by the Hoi-Poloi, but there is a reason for the terrifying drop in resale value. The cost of upkeep is horrendous, Better than my Rolls, but not by much. It is, however a very reliable runner with decent gas mileage, something that cannot be said of a Roller. I am thinking of buying a Smart Car to put in the trunk to replace the spare tire.
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Owned four of them...

by from Newport Beach, CA on July 10, 2010

Exceptional match of engine and transmission. 5.6 Litre, big block V8, with 287 foot lbs. torque. Most nicely-sculpted MBZ ever?
Exceptional match of engine and transmission. 5.6 Litre, big block V8, with 287 foot lbs. torque. Most nicely-sculpted MBZ ever?
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