1975 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reviews

1975 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S600 6.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 6.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 190

Summary:

The best saloon in the world!!

Faults:

I had to replace the radiator because of a stone that burst it.

I have replaced the water pump.

General Comments:

The car is extremely fast; eats motorways for breakfast.

Rapid acceleration.

Good handling.

Very comfortable.

Luxury and rapid at the same time.

Double glazed windows are excellent.

Eats steep hills for dinner.

Looks the part.

Very reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2005

11th Dec 2005, 08:21

A '75 model with double-glazing?

I thought this feature was only introduced by Mercedes and BMW in about 1994?

12th Dec 2005, 12:48

Thank you for clarifying that.

I thought it was some strange European-only model that I wasn't aware of. I guess the equivalent model in 1975 would be a 6.9 or a 450SEL.

19th Dec 2005, 00:21

It is not necessarily for a 1995 S600, though it most likely is. There was a 600 (no S, SL, or anything else, just a 600) manufactured from the mid 1960s all the way up to at least the early 1970s, and I think possibly through to 1981. It was the car the 6.3L M100 V8 that eventually wound up in the 300SEL 6.3 and later in enlarged form in the 450SEL 6.9 was initially designed for.

7th Mar 2006, 08:45

Double-glazing was available way sooner than 1994, I am not a car expert but can think of one 1991 BMW 7 E32 that already had double-glazing.

1975 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 450 SEL V8 4.5 liter from North America

Model year1975
Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V8 4.5 liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired151155 miles
Most recent distance151720 miles
Previous carJaguar Vanden Plas

Summary:

One safe, solid automobile for a cheap price

Faults:

Nothing too bad, considering the car is 30 years old... I had to replace the E.F.I computer (Brain), and the Triggering contacts, and many temp. sensors. And a few other little parts... I also, had to have a new heated seat switch put in as well as the Pass. side headlight wiper motor.

General Comments:

Absolutely love it! Although she gets about 15 MPG I enjoy driving it, I feel solid and safe. Plus when you do need to pass or open it up, she does pretty good! I absolutely love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2005

12th Jun 2005, 14:45

Is it a 4.5L or a 6.9L because there are "450sel 6.9", the 250HP one.

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