"I have owned this 'over-engineered' car for three years and continue to be amazed at the high quality and level of technical development of the late 70s and early 80s evident in this early 90s car. They don't make 'em like they used to!"
"Mercedes continues to prove itself time and time again. I"m the third owner of this vehicle. Yes, it has been expensive to up keep all these years as per the previous records and when I purchased it I had to put 3k into it to have it perfect! The ratings tell the whole story but between you and me these cars should be purchased as a second hand car. The MSRP is way too high as many cars today are. This car does many things that most current cars can't. Once you are in it you feel SAFE! Its so comfortable that you can drive for hours before ever needing a break. It loves the highway and keeps up easily with all those econo boxes out there. All family members have plenty of room and each time someone rides in my wagon they always compliment the ride. This is a wise choice when it comes to wagons, but realize that Mercedes do cost a pretty penny to keep on the road and the older they get the more repairs are needed. But, when you keep up with all that needs to be done you have one HECK of a vehicle. I"m so happy with my recent purchase I"m trying to convince family members to purchase older Mercedes to share the pleasurable experience.
Hope this write up helps.
"i'm the second owner of my 300TE
it has 226K miles on it and still looks brand new. its a great car mechanically and fairly easy to work on considering its mercedes. i should be able to get 500K miles out of this car fairly easily."
"I have owned my teal colored wagon for 12 years. I purchased it from my brother-in-law in 1998 and it had 98,000 miles on it. It currently has 314,000 miles and rides better than my 2007 Toyota Camry. I love it's style and reliability. Parts are expensive but performance is amazing. This car originally sold for $58,000 in 1991. It was worth it!!!!! My mechanic, who is German, said this model was best mercedes made."
"smooth driving and quiet engine! One of the finest vehicles ever owned! Mercedes did a beautiful job engineering this one, lesser brands still have not been able to achieve what Mercedes had 20 years ago!"
"I have had this 1991 Wagon for years. Bought used with 50k miles and daughter drove through high school. Safest car on the road. I have kept to use to haul stuff and as a back up for the last 6 years and it is a great car, much better than the 94 wagon I bought new."