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Old 06-09-2000, 11:01 AM
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anyone know of any problems with this model. i beleive that i've read that their low maintenance cars.
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Old 06-10-2000, 12:49 PM
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I'll assume you're talking about the 88-91 model 300-SEL; not the one made 30 yrs. ago.

I bought a beautiful '91 300-SEL in 1997 with
35K on the clock. It now has 65K and to date, I've had zero problems. Fluid/filter changes are a breeze. The car features an M103 6 cyl engine and plugs are also easy to change. The 88-89 models had weak valve guides/seals(so I'm told). They leak oil out around the distributor area and some leak out the rear of the engine(head gasket). The guide/seal issue could cost you $1500.00 if it needs to be done.

In my opinion, the 300-SEL is a fine car.


Mike Murrell
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Boerne, Texas
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Old 04-16-2001, 01:15 PM
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I am considering buying 300 SEL right now ... black on black. Very low mileage (68K) ... so, I am suspicious, but if all turns out OK, what would you think it is worth?

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