1989 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reviews from North America

1989 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 260E 3.0

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired270000 kilometres
Most recent distance270000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 760

Summary:

Really nice ride that gets you respect even from the valets

Faults:

Just bought at auction and notice the sunroof and rear windows don't work - same circuit? Has a hum from right rear wheel area at speed. Oil change guy today said it 'weeps' a bit underneath. Have read review site of similar problems.

'Mushy' brakes that may just need a 'look see'.

General Comments:

Have salivated about owning a MB for years and now know why. This 260E is the most beautiful car I've ever driven. If this doesn't self destruct, Volvo has lost a faithful 28 year driver/buyer.

Drove my kids individually to their friend's houses 40 miles apart just for the experience of driving.

Considered going out to the carport with my pillow and having a sleepover with it -- more than once.

Both teenagers want to be seen in it!

White with smoked windows, sunroof, black trim, chrome fender wraps, sweet looking, beautiful & sticky drive on our Island roads, super comfy ride in spite of lack of fiery spunk and top end range, a huge winner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2008

1989 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 300E 177 hp 3.0L Inline 6

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 177 hp 3.0L Inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

A great car at a very good price

Faults:

Power Antenna Failed.

General Comments:

The car's transmission starts in 2nd gear under normal driving, but when the pedal is floored it starts in 1st gear, it will peel out and rocket from 0-60 in 8 sec flat.

The car handles very well in turns, the suspension is very smooth, however it gets a tad floaty on the highway. Overall it handles very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2002

10th Oct 2005, 14:54

Put it into 2nd gear, then into drive, it will automatically start it in 1st gear.

25th Nov 2005, 00:13

Adjust your transmisson's pressure cable. It is on the driver's side rear by the firewall.

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews