1987 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 3 litre petrol
Comfortable, and engineered to invade Europe
Rubber pull tag that opens the bonnet snapped.
Did not start once.
Odometer never worked.
One power window stopped working.
I paid $4000 for this car, and it was in immaculate condition. An outback car that had no rust, had been perfectly maintained with log books, a minor oil leak and slightly saggy driver's seat.
I use it as a daily drive, and drive to Sydney (900km return) about once a month.
Once every two months I drive to Grafton (800km return) and also around other country towns on weekends.
I've worn out a set of tyres, brake pads, and also had it serviced regularly.
I hit a Kangaroo one night, smashed the left headlight, and no other damage. Cost me 90 bucks on Ebay to replace.
Got hit by a hailstorm; every other car in the car park was dented badly, and I had one minor ding.
This has been a pleasure to drive; economical, plenty of power and a great outback car. It does not rattle!!! Every other car I've owned rattles (comes from driving on corrugated roads). This thing is an antique, and is as solid as a rock.
In handling, comfort, economy, and running costs, this is the best car I have ever owned, BUT it has been well looked after and I have done the same.
A fabulous car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th July, 2013