1978 Mercedes-Benz W116 280SE 2.7 F/Inj.
General wear and tear; spark plugs, points needed replacing. Central locking system takes getting used to -- it shouldn't.
With the exception of a bit of normal wear and tear, this car is certainly a beautiful ride. It floats along like a boat, so may not be suited to sportier drivers, however it is about as comfortable as a car could be. Also, it is uber-reliable. With 375000 on the clock, it starts every turn, blows no smoke, and rides like a dream. The largest problem I am facing is that this is my first car. After owning a Mercedes, what can one upgrade to?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th January, 2006
14th Jan 2006, 03:41
In a few months I shall be purchasing my first car (hopefully). I have been doing much research and after observing/riding in the vehicles that my friends drive, as well as much research I have decided on getting a Mitsubishi Magna (between the years of 1996 and 1998). However, after looking at recent Mercedes Benz vehicles from the mid seventies through the eighties I have seen some beautiful pieces of machinery! From this I have become intrigued by the possible idea of purchasing one of these beauties instead.
I am however reluctant to purchase a car from this era due to possible running costs and repairs should the need arise.
Can anyone please assist in this decision? What are the build qualities like in this era of Mercedes and what do you suggest?
Any help would be great!