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Considering a nice '78 450SEL. Question: how fast (or not) is this car and what kind of gas mileage can I expect (I know it's not very good) and does it require premium? Thanks.
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It's not fast. Premium fuel indeed and maybe 15 to 20mpg.
 

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fast?

I realize "fast" is a relative term, but wouldn't it be noticeably faster than my '78 280 SE? Thanks.
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Although mercedes does make sports cards, I don't think of speed or fast when I think of Mercedes. I think more about comfort reliability, fuel efficiency and a slow and smooth ride.

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fast/

Let me rephrase the word, "fast," as it applies to my situation. I actually drive an '85 190D 2.0 ltr Euro automatic. "Snail-like" is putting it mildly. Again, "fast" is a relative term, so maybe I should have written "faster." Anyway, thanks for the input. I appreciate it.
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Premium is most definitely NOT required. Base 87 octane is fine. Expect 13 MPG around town and low 16s pure highway. It will feel faster than it is.
 

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I've rarely encountered a more "detached" seller than this guy. One day, the car's available to "look at," but not to "drive." What? Next day, it's not available, then next day it's available tomorrow, then tomorrow comes and it's not available. To boot, he's about the rudest fellow I've ever talked to. Amazing way to sell a car! Anyway, I finally told him to take a hike (politely, of course :D). Issue dead. I move on.
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P.S. Thanks for all your replies. I tried.
 
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