1992 S-Class

Consumer Reviews

1992 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

$3,022 - $6,970  MSRP Range
1992 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

5 Reviews
80% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
5 out of 5 stars Comfort
3.8 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.8 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.8 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

The best of the best

by Had to sell the Porsche so.... from Arizona on Fri May 04 2007

An S-class Benz is in a league of it's own. They truly don't make cars like this anymore. The W140 chasis remains the best in MB history. I prefered the shorter wheel base of the SE.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

German tank

by SoCal car nut from Camarillo, CA on Wed Nov 28 2012

Wife totaled her '98 VW Beetle by driving over a large rock on PCH just north of Neptune's Net. Used the insurance money to buy our '92 400SE, one-owner, with 132K miles, for $4100. It's black with silver lower body cladding, black leather interior, 16" factory chrome wheels, etc. This car is like a little limo, plenty of space in the back seat for my two teen age daughters. Very quiet when driving due to the dual-pane windows (what other cars have dual-pane glass?!), and there's no getting away from the fact that this is a big car. But it has brisk acceleration, more than adequate brakes, nice handling for a car this size, and a luxurious interior. Like the little touches like the switch that flips down the rear seat headrests, folds in the side mirrors, seat memory, umpteen seat adjustments, wood trim, moonroof with sunshade, etc. The overall fit and finish is excellent, as one would expect for a car that cost $80K when it was new. It has held up tremendously well, considering it's now 20 years old! I don't think upkeep expenses will be too bad, because being an early 90's model, it's not too terribly complicated by computerized engine management gadgets and electronic convenience features. Most parts seem to be readily available from either online sources or local parts stores, and there are local mechanics available as well. This car was a great replacement for my wife's '98 VW Beetle, and she really enjoys driving it. The mpg isn't the greatest, but that's okay, it's an S-class! The feeling we get when driving this 400SE is worth the increased insurance and gas costs!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Rod Bender engine

by Nate from on Thu Jan 14 2010

Stay away from any S Class diesel after 1990.They all have rod bender engines,unless it was changed to a 1986 to 1989 engine.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Its an S class. Nuff said

by Doctony27 from Tarpon Springs, FL on Sun Apr 09 2017

This car will run forever and in extreme comfort. Little things can easily be fixed with a minimum of knowledge and by anyone. Only negative is parts cost. Over the top expensive. But....it's a Mercedes and an S class at that

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

The best comfort in a car

by jimnmorgan from Log Lane Villiage Colorado on Thu Jun 15 2017

This car has gone above and beyond anything I have ever owned just pure luxury in front and back like riding in a limo so much room and comfort buttons are at fingers touch just love all aspects of this car .Owned other models but never came close to this just love everything about my 92 MB wish they still made them like this.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1992 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mike Jackson, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Mercedes-Benz of North America, was saying that while sales are down, marketing hopes are up.

The glimmer in the recession, he told a breakfast muster of Los Angeles automotive writers, came with recent reports that the rich seem to be getting richer. More disposable income, theorized Jackson, should mean more buyers for Mercedes' new S-Class luxury sedans.

Came a question from the floor: Fiscal studies may talk of bigger and more available bucks, but what of social studies that indicate the mortal wounding of materialism and an end to wearing diamond drops at Laker games?

"There is an element of that at play," Jackson responded... Read More