Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review from Japan

1994 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 300 SE 3.2

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz 190


It is a fantastic luxury car and a treat to own and drive.


The front passenger side power window motor failed- replaced for ¥30,000 (approx US$ 250)

No other problems.

General Comments:

Looks great, rides well, and lives up to its luxury model reputation.

My particular model does not have leather seats (this is last year it was an option), and I wish it did.

The sun roof is very large and there is a lot of glare (and sun) which I do not mind, but my wife complains about- so on my own, the roof is open :-), but with my wife closed :- (

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2004

Average review marks: 9.4 / 10, based on 1 review