Mercedes-Benz W114 Review from Mexico

1970 Mercedes-Benz W114 250 2.5 petrol

Model year1970
Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.5 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 kilometres
Most recent distance143000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Bora

Summary:

Beauty outside, Beast inside

Faults:

Nothing considering this is a 40 year old car.

The carburetors.

Starter.

Power steering leaks.

Engine leaks.

Rust in floor panels - replaced.

General Comments:

Soft, reliable and classic looking car.

Carbs changed for a Weber kit, and it runs very well now.

I bought it from an ex US embassy worker who did not use it, but kept it stored for too long with some rust in the floor panels, and leaks here and there. It took some time and money to restore.

Now is working very good, with a pleasurable driving and with an elegant look (the body in navy with honey interiors).

It is not a fast car, but is comfortable and safe. I had a crash where a old heavy Ford hit me in the left side, and no major damage was caused.

I am impressed with the quality of this car, and the fact that is a Mercedes, but is a simple car; no power windows, locks, or complicated devices that would make it difficult to repair.

I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2010

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