1974 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review from Australia and New Zealand

1974 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 280SE 2.8 Litre petrol

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 Litre petrol Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance205000 kilometres
Previous carFord Courier


Classic collector's car


Blown motor 2 weeks after I bought it. Replaced the motor with a new one for $4000. Chrome parts are impossible to find.

General Comments:

Great car for older drivers and Mercedes Benz collectors, very comfortable and great for cruising on Sunday drives.

Dash in German labels, hard to understand.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2002

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 1 review