1978 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 280SE 2.8L Inline 6 from North America
Possibly the best sedan EVER
The power windows in the back have stopped working and as have the dome lights, but those were due to someone stealing my stereo and doing a very bad job at it.
Other than that, I've only had the alternator go on me. And it was the OEM alternator. 27 years later, she still runs like a gem.
I received this car from a family friend whose wife had passed on. She took EXTREMELY good care of it and except for a few tears on the drivers seat, it was pristine.
Even for having the smaller engine, the car has plenty of get up and go. I still pass newer cars climbing the lovely uphill interstates of western Colorado. Engine runs very smoothly, and never makes a complaint.
She also handles well for a 5000lb land yacht. You can't pull any stunt work, but then again, you're driving an S class. Why would you?
Cabin is VERY roomy. No one has ever complained about riding in the back. In fact most people chose to ride there, with the illusions of being chauffeured.
If I ever see another for sale when I'm buying a new car, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. FANTASTIC car. I'd make a review of all swear words to express the joy I feel about driving it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th April, 2005