1988 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reviews from North America

1988 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 300TE 3.0L Inline 6

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0L Inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles

Summary:

AMAZING

Faults:

So far, alternator went bad. Other than that, just the usual brakes, tires etc... but every car has those problems. Car is in amazing condition for 20 years old.

I have a misfire which I have been hunting these past 2 years. Replaced a lot of ignition and fuel parts without success, but I will figure it out eventually.

OH. Valve stem seals. Once I had this fixed, not a drop of oil used anymore. Misfires were better and the car ran nicer.

A MUST buy car for someone who likes reliability, a Mercedes German Steel Tank for safety and space with the wagon.

General Comments:

I get ~17mpg average in the car. It has the misfire and I estimate once I get it fixed, I should be around the 21mpg average mark.

The US Spec headlights are terrible. Get some aftermarket Hella's or DEPO's ($200). OEM Bosch are great, but rare and expensive ($7-800).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2008

8th Sep 2009, 11:00

Hi, I hope by now you have sorted out the misfire issue. Check something about the vacuum system - do a search over internet and presto - there's a wealth of information on this.

1988 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 2.6

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 kilometres
Most recent distance79000 kilometres
Previous carMaserati Biturbo

Summary:

Superior rich car for bargain price

Faults:

I am having some oil leaks from gasket.

General Comments:

My car is mint condition this car gets the boy you must be rich look. Also feels big and airy in cabin, seats are comfortable air conditioner is very good,interior sound noise is nil. It is a pleasure to drive and a real bargain. Fuel Economy is good considering size of car and engine. Parts are not that expensive (labour is, shop around for a Mercedes geek mechanic).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2006

19th Dec 2009, 23:19

I completely agree with this man's assessment of the 260E. I bought mine in early 2008 with >188,000 mile on it for 1200.00. Over the next year I put a good 5000.00 into it because I knew it was worth it. I now own a fine automobile that's my daily driver. It's a car one falls in love with.. It seems to do everything well.

D.Walther

New Jersey

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews