BUY IT, The 300sel is a fine auto. I have a 90 in perfect condition. She feels heavy off the line but thats because it is. The tranny starts off in 2nd gear, if you step on it they go just fine. Mine has 50k on it and it leaks oil like everyone says they do, and maybe burns some. This was a concern to me at first but a german buddy says "they all do that" Anyway very reliable comfortable and affordable car to own. I will probable have one as long as they are still around.