Mercedes-Benz W108 Review from Netherlands

1968 Mercedes-Benz W108 250 SE 2.5 liters, 6 cylinder. in line

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 liters, 6 cylinder. in line Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 kilometres
Most recent distance69000 kilometres
Previous carLand Rover Discovery

Summary:

A pleasure to drive such a classic car

Faults:

Nothing has really gone wrong so far. I bought the car a year ago (for € 8.000,=) in a near perfect and all original state.

The car was first sold in (dry and warm) Italy, so the car has no rust at all. I did change all, read all, the rubber parts however which were still the original and quite dried out.

During this operation a little leakage of the fuel pump was mentioned, and so the fuel pump was replaced as well.

The front shock absorbers and the steering bearings were replaced as well, as they had some wear.

General Comments:

After the above work was done (which cost just over € 6.000,=) the car looks, feels, smells and drives like a new car. Unbelievable that this still exists; A 36 year old car which can be driven like you just bought it new.

It's fast, very comfortable and has quite some power (170 HP) for it's weight (1.460 Kg). Even the fuel consumption is moderate on long distances.

The car has a beautiful dark green colour with a cognac colour Mercedes-tex interior and a heavy wooden (original) dashboard, and looks very classical.

Feel free to ask questions at nijenbrinks@hotmail.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2004

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review