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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 26/Hwy 33/Comb 29 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 5-Cyl, Turbo Diesel Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.6
Out of 10

Based on 16 Ratings for the 1990 - 1993 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.8/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.7/10

bullet proof

By on Sunday, December 22, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 259,999

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "super reliable and solid"

Cons: "shoulder type harness can be annoying"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This thing goes and goes and goes. Reliable brakes. Mechanics are in awe of it. Idiot lights gradually dying. Does not seem to matter, Safe."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

best car ever

By on Friday, August 31, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "solid, holds the road, classy"

Cons: "little slow take off, little engine noise"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Still my dream car and my friend

"Purchased this 1992 turbo diesel Mercedes new. It still looks like a million dollars! It is the best driving car on the road. You cannot beat it. It is still a delight to drive. It has features that many of today's cars can't touch. Solid as a rock. Amazing car to be 20 years old."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Still my dream car and my friend

Fabulous

By on Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is a diamond. Have it checked out every so often, get the oil changed and you'll never have an issue. I have had a few minor problems over the years (minor electrical and mechanical engine mounts, etc.,) but it truly runs like a top. A marvel of German engineering."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

"they sure dont make things like they use to"

By on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 300,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "close to perfect as a car could get"

Cons: "My wife complains if i dont let her drive it"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned over 15 vehicles (half purchased new) and by far the 92 300D 2.5 turbo diesel is the MOST well designed car I have ever had the experience to drive. People say these are "expensive to repair." My response is always "well why did you take it to the dealer and not a private shop, or not open the repair guide." I have had the car for about a year now and have spent less than $100 in repairs/routine maintenance. Brake pads, full synthetic oil change, all filters, reran all vacuum hoses. Surprisingly I was able to change all of these parts with the "Mercedes emergency roadside kit" that has 2 screw drivers, 3 wrenches and the jack that came with the car. I couldn't even change my 88 gmc jimmy's brakes with out a 20 dollar tool. The 300d is amazing, handles great in emergencies, comfortable, you feel genuinely connected to the road with out feeling every bump in it. Mine was "slow" when I bought it, i spent 5 minutes re-adjusting the throttle-shift linkage cable (no tools needed) and caused the car to no longer shift early (common reason for the no power complaint.) I get about 33 mpg and I drive it hard. Stock sound system is awesome too. I have the MBtextile interior and its in fantastic condition! Has not faded or cracked in its 20 years. My next car will be another 300d. I know if i got another car every day would be a fight between my wife and I over who got to drive the Benz. I don't even mind rush hour traffic any more, it's like taking my favorite recliner and letting me relax in it on my way to and from work."

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Bulletproof car!

By on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 330,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Super efficient, great ride."

Cons: "Underpowered, repairs are expensive."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am just turning 330,000 mi and this car is going strong. I have only had 2 significant repairs. Rebuilt the transmission 20,000 mi ago (didn't start to fail until 310,000 miles!). The timing chain failed at 290,000 which necessitated rebuilding the top half of the engine and cost $3,500 but turned out to boost the horsepower back to near factory and eliminate the smoking that had come with the high mileage. Now it runs like a top and still gets 27/35 mpg. The leather is finally starting to go on the divers seat, understandable for a car with this many miles. A fantastic engine, one of the best ever made. Turbo has never failed. Brakes are excellent and the ride is superb. A keeper!"

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Awesome for the value

By on Tuesday, November 30, 2010

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"I bought this car used for 1/3 its original price. It has been a outstanding car. The last over engineered vehicle built by Mercedes Benz according to Wikipedia. I drove it for 7-1/2 hours with very good comfort and handling. Average 32 mpg. Nobody beats the safety and engineering of a Benz. SAFETY first then reliability/fuel consumption all in one."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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