1984 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 300SD 3.0L turbo diesel from North America
Best car the highway has ever seen!
Transmission was overhauled at 580K (when I bought it).
Misc. power options have failed (window switches, etc).
Overhauled vacuum pump somewhere around 630K.
No other real problems that I can think of for the last 10 years!
Comfortable on trips, great traveling car with decent legroom.
Engine has never been overhauled, no major engine work since new!
Still has a great ride, despite the miles and age.
Attractive; still looks like a car, not a space-ship.
Easy to work on! Any idiot can do a lot of repairs on these cars; they were built with such simplicity.
Used and/or aftermarket parts are easy to find, and usually have decent prices (on most things)
This car is no exception, it's the rule! Maintain them like they should be maintained, and they'll just keep on going like that Energizer bunny! I've had several of them over the years, and they've just been super cars. Hoping to reach 750K with this one, at least, before any major engine problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th March, 2009