1996 Mercedes-Benz W124 E250D 2.5 diesel


Best car I have ever had


Wiring harness changed. Common problem with all post 1994 W124's.

Alternator pulley uprated to that of the W210. Runs smoother.

General Comments:

A civilised tank on 4 wheels.

Bullet proof engine and relaxed highway cruiser.

Interiors are fresh after 13 years.

Car is tight after 120k of the most deplorable Indian roads.

This is the best car for long distance runs. The seats are firm and supportive. You can drive down 8 hours from Mumbai to Goa and go party the rest of the night away. You just don't feel tired in this car.

Sticks to the road like glue with Michelin tyres. The biggest problem will be when the time comes to upgrade, because there will be no Mercedes newer model to upgrade to. Will probably end up having to buy another older model Mercedes, maybe the W126 or W140.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th November, 2009

16th Aug 2014, 07:43

I have a Merc Benz E 250D 1996 model and the wiring harness needs renewal. I want to know from where did the owner of the above car buy the new harness, or did he have to rebuild the old one?

My e-mail is jsg@selandia-group.com.

Thanks and best regards, Grewal.