Mercedes-Benz W123 Reviews from Belgium

1983 Mercedes-Benz W123 300D NON turbo

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission NON turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired144000 kilometres
Most recent distance154000 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

The finest saloon car ever made in the 70's and 80s

Faults:

Engine mountings perished due to age. Initially electric mirrors and windows were sticky, but use has brought them back to life.

General Comments:

Quite simply the best ' practical classic ' car I have ever owned.

Superb ride, vision and economy for a car 26 years old.

I find many excuses to drive it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2009

1983 Mercedes-Benz W123 240 d 2.4 diesel

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4 diesel Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired252000 kilometres
Most recent distance258000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz W123

Summary:

Built to last

Faults:

So far, I've only had the Mercedes for about 4 months, nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

It's a true tank to drive; reliable, slow, heavy, noisy,... but I love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2005

29th Aug 2006, 13:28

I have owned my benz for the last 2 years. When I bought it, it had 220K miles on it. It now has 287,000 and the engine still runs like new. Change oil every three thousand miles. Make sure the oil is multi grade and for diesel engine. On the highway, make sure you do not over rub the engine. Drive it between 60 and 75 miles per hour. Over 80, will over rub your engine. Most of the wear on engine (80%) comes from the first and 2nd gear. In the morning, make sure the engine worms a little bit before you take off.. Great German engineering and diesel engine will keep you going with the proper maintenance. Take care of it.

29th Aug 2007, 02:03

I bought my 240D in 2006. Beside oil and filters, nothing has been replaced. The best AU$2000.00 I ever spent!!

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews