Mercedes-Benz 190 Review from Egypt

1991 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres


A reliable small luxury dynamic sedan


- Fuel pump failed several times because of bad quality fuel in my area. Recently, I modified & installed a pump borrowed from the new E class. It's working perfectly.

- Injector lifetime is very limited (less than 10,000 km) also because of bad fuel.

General Comments:

A very stable car capable of taking very tight turns no matter what the speed. If it is pushed to its extreme and loses grip, it is still easily recovered.

Always feels like it's going 30% slower than actual speed.

Contouring seats, relaxing & confident driving position.

Very torquey engine at low RPM. Can give you quite a dynamic drive without exceeding 3500 RPM (you can still go to 6000 RPM if you wish).

The driver will get all the known feelings of a three pointed star car (most Mercedes owner will know what I mean).

It's 9 years old but looks like a 3 year old car (exterior & interior).

I will still keep it for a very long time.

But I still wish that the engine would be a little smoother at high RPM and the seats a little softer.

A very reliable car. If you suddenly decide to make a 1000 km trip. Just jump in, pass by a fuel station and drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2000

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review