1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE Q&A
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE Question: Dependability
I am considering purchasing a 1992 Mercedes Benz 400SE with 244,000 miles. It is in emmaculant physical condition inside & out, however I've yet to drive it to see how it performs. Based on the history & reputation of a Mercedes, do you think this would be a good investment? - kickfoot
No, I would not buy this car. This car is 'long in the tooth'. it will need a timing chain job ( $3000+ ) and will need a trans ( $4000+ ) . There is a reason why the person is selling it. Older Mercedes can be a money pit, unless you have lots of money, then go for it. I would stay away. Good Luck! - dandd
The brakes may begin to squeak at about the 50 percent wear point. This is due to the size and material used for the brake pads and rotors. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a ...
The engine wiring can degrade because the insulating material falls off leaving the bare wire exposed. This can cause many problems depending on which wires are exposed and what they touch.
Approximately every year and 1/2 depending on how much you drive the car in a year's time,it seems to lose power or feel like it is out of gear. Then, when you accelerate heavily to keep the car mo...