Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review from Singapore

1990 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 300sel 3.0 fuel injected petrol

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 fuel injected petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance184000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz S-Class


Auto gear changes a little slow when cold. Runs perfectly when warmed up.

Thermostat needed change - second one during the last 4 years.

General Comments:

Outstanding comfort and security.

Nimble despite size.

Quality is very durable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2005

28th Jun 2005, 07:58

I am considering buying a 1990 make 300SEL and would like your comments or advice on following :

1) What are some critical checks that I must make before purchase of this car?

2) What magnitude maintenance cost per year?

3) What is the running cost of the car for normal usage on Singapore road?

4) Does the car take 95R gasoline fuel given the rising fuel prices?

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review