NordRhein - 4/19/2006 8:39 PM
With gas headed up again they make perfect sense as a daily driver.
Is this comment made in satire?
280SE/SEL's are not frugal by any means. They average about 21 mpg, anyday of the week. They are quick, and there's nothing like that sound of winding the revs up to 6.5K rpm day-in-day-out with its short-stroker engine.
I could run mine on 87 octane gas, and it still pulled just as well as ever, no pinging, and netted me an honest 21 mpg, even if I drove with the pedal like an on-off switch.
It only had 230K miles, and nothing had been touched. Euro car, reclining heated seats front and back, dual horn fanfare, leather seating, power everything. It was loaded up as well as an American 500SEL.
My dad drove one from 100K miles to 360K, a Euro 116, and sold it. Nothing, other than normal maintenence needed to be done. It was his second Mercedes.
Long live the M110.