1989 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 300SE (W126 SWB) 3.0 liter in-line six
A reliable german tank
Common reasonable wear and tear: Valve cover, flexdisk, motor mounts, oil seal gaskets, shocks, ball joints, and few minor wear and tear items, which do not require immediate attention.
There are a few things that will need restoration for the age of the car, but not urgently. There is few paint oxidation showing on top of the roof, a small tear on the front armrest and front driver's seat along the left corner edge.
For a short wheel base sedan, the rear and front is reasonably roomy with comfort. The ride is very smooth and quiet.
For a large heavy sedan, the acceleration is reasonably responsive, including braking. Since this is a short wheel base version of the W126 body style S-Class, merging into another lane is relatively quick and smooth.
The car does feel heavy when making rapid sharp narrow turns.
The original Becker Grand Prix factory radio system with the cassette player, sounds crisp and clear for the age.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th May, 2012