1983 Mercedes-Benz W123 300D turbo diesel
A timeless, powerful, well built beauty, but it needs TLC
Rough idle only at the start.
Typical oil leaks for this car.
Run on sometimes after the key is turned off.
Bought this car with 183K on it for $4500. Beautiful looking, and some light rust on the rear wheel wells.
Start right up, but idles rough for 10 minutes. Once on the road, it is very powerful and smooth. A real pleasure to drive, but it is over 30 years old, so is not engineered like we are used to today.
Good mileage; 33 MPG.
I love this car, and its classic looks are absolutely beautiful. Not perfect, and I expect it will keep me busy.
I have work to do on this vehicle, namely valve adjustment, diesel purge, rack damper adjustment, fluid filters (engine, trans, rear, power steering), track down oil leaks, vacuum review, body work... Etc etc.
I look forward to maintaining this car, and having it for many years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th January, 2014