1988 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 300TE 3.0L Inline 6
So far, alternator went bad. Other than that, just the usual brakes, tires etc... but every car has those problems. Car is in amazing condition for 20 years old.
I have a misfire which I have been hunting these past 2 years. Replaced a lot of ignition and fuel parts without success, but I will figure it out eventually.
OH. Valve stem seals. Once I had this fixed, not a drop of oil used anymore. Misfires were better and the car ran nicer.
A MUST buy car for someone who likes reliability, a Mercedes German Steel Tank for safety and space with the wagon.
I get ~17mpg average in the car. It has the misfire and I estimate once I get it fixed, I should be around the 21mpg average mark.
The US Spec headlights are terrible. Get some aftermarket Hella's or DEPO's ($200). OEM Bosch are great, but rare and expensive ($7-800).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th May, 2008