Mercedes-Benz 190 Reviews from Germany

1985 Mercedes-Benz 190 D 2.0 diesel

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf


It's kind of a couch on wheels


Just some small problems I could solve with a screwdriver. e.g. the back lights didn't work properly.

Once I've had a strange noise that just disappeared a few days later. It came from the belt in front of the engine, so I didn't care much about it.

General Comments:

The car isn't very strong. Just around 75PS out of 2.0l diesel. That could be better, but when you're not in a hurry, it is enough. I went 170 km/h, specified value for maximum speed is 160.

It's very economic, when I go 120 on the highway, I need less than 6l on 100km.

And this car is incredibly comfortable. The seats are great, even after 17 years, the handling is smooth, but nevertheless feels safe.

Just a 5th gear would be nice, so I could go faster without wasting fuel.

After all, I think my next car will be a Mercedes again, I hope the newer models also feel that good and comfortable and smooth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2003

4th May 2004, 18:37

I have a 2.2L 1985 190D and it gets about 41mpg doing about 55mph. When it comes to pickup most of the time it's very fast, but sometimes it's very slow like it won't move. I do not understand it because the engine and transmission is in perfect condition. It's funny how this car is supposed to be slow, yet I can outrun everyone when the light turns green.

1993 Mercedes-Benz 190 E Fuel Injection

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Fuel Injection Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 244 GLE


A Mercedes is a Mercedes


Taking the German highway (Autobahn), contrary to other comments, the rear was very unstable in turns at speeds around 180kmh. Had the feeling as if the car was "swimming" slightly.

Otherwise no other distubances.

General Comments:

Wonderful for a long-distance drive down to Switzerland or Austria for a skiing weekend.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2000

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews