1975 Mercedes-Benz W115 240D 2.4 liter diesel
Our 300SDL is fabulous car, but...
Power steering bracket bolt broke at 272,000 miles.
Blower motor for the air conditioning stopped working at 280,000.
Fuel filter clogged at 290,000 miles.
Several small interior plastic trim pieces have broken.
Needs new exhaust tailpipe - the rest is still original and good.
With the exception of a three month period in between, this is a two-owner car.
Car has all service and repair records; the repair records are about ten items total - a few bushings, linkage, etc.
The transmission is a perfect match for the little 67hp engine: the four-speed manual makes the car actually fun to drive!
The trunk is big enough to sleep in.
The interior and exterior chrome is fabulous and the MB-Tex interior is great.
The dash has only two small cracks in it after 28 years.
The engine has no blow-by gases and starts great in cold weather, so it may make it another 300,000 miles (I hope).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd July, 2003