1978 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review from Australia and New Zealand

1978 Mercedes-Benz S-Class SE 2.8 petrol

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired265000 kilometres
Most recent distance282000 kilometres


Makes driving a pleasure


The drivers seat is a big saggy.

Central locking is slow.

General Comments:

The car is very smooth to drive - everyone comments on how it floats along.

Not nippy by any means, but comfortable and roomy.

Very good long distance car. More economical on the open road.

I have never had a problem starting it, or anything else mechanically. But it has been very well looked after, and I have only had it for a few months.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2004

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review