A simple, safe, high-quality car that will last forever
New rear end (CV axles, CV boots, CV joints, differential oil).
New front shocks (old ones were mushy).
New fuel lines (old lines were leaking).
Injectors tightened (they were leaking causing a diesel fuel odor)
New W124 wheels. Old wheels were in bad shape.
New tires (old ones were badly worn).
All 4 hubs were re-threaded (worn out).
Parking break adjusted (car would roll when parked on a hill).
Tune up (valve adjustment, oil, filters etc...)
It's a great driver. It gets great fuel economy (up to 30-33 mpg) highway which is remarkable for a car this age. 4-cylinder Diesel, non-turbo, 4-speed manual transmission. Fun to drive around, smooth as can be. Pretty reliable so far. Had some work done to it recently to make it safe to drive since the previous owner neglected it.
It has a few things that need to be done here and there, but it's a great car to own, stylish, simple, and safe. The doors have that nice bank vault sound when you close them. It's built like a tank.
It only has 75bhp so it's slow, but the fuel economy is outstanding for a 3,300lb car. I don't need to drive fast so the slow acceleration doesn't bother me. However it would be nice to have an extra cylinder for getting on the freeway on those short on ramps.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2009