1991 Mercedes-Benz W124 300E 3.0 Straight Six


Solid Sofa On Wheels


Replaced worn rear shocks & other suspension parts.

Slight coolant leak.

Oil leak at front cover seal.

Brakes squeal when warm.

General Comments:

This car is now 12 years old and still gets approving looks.

Seriously solid, comfortable ride, loads of room up front, a bit cramped in the back though.

Great motorway cruiser. Feels happiest at speed.

Everything electrical still works, car feels put together properly!

US headlights are rubbish & ugly looking, will be upgrading to Euro set soon.

Steering wheel is massive and steering a bit heavy, buy a BMW if you want more sporty handling.

4-speed transmission is pretty good, but still would have prefered a manual 'box.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2004

29th Feb 2004, 15:54

Re. squealing brakes- this was due to cheap pads being installed. Now using better quality pads and no squeal.

21st Oct 2004, 20:46

At 204,000k my head gasket has started to leak- a common fault on these engines I've now found. It doesn't overheat, just uses oil and dumps some in the coolant. The AC also packed up.

Still love this car even with these annoying and expensive design faults and hope to get another one like it (diesel estate version though) when I move back to England.

16th Mar 2013, 15:03

Can this car be brought into the USA? How did you do it?

1991 Mercedes-Benz W124 300CE 3.0 liter 6 cylinder


High performance luxury sports coupe


Water pump leaking, replaced at 105,000, cost $600.

Motor mounts dead, replaced at 105,000.

Previous owner had the incorrect belt installed, which caused the bearing bracket to wear, replaced at 105,000.

Driver's side rear window up switch was worn out, must roll the window up from the back seat.

General Comments:

For a heavy car, this car gets up and goes.

Handles extremely well, despite not having the Sport-line option.

Seats are very comfortable, interior is very roomy.

This is a fantastic Grand Touring car. Very sporty looking and performance to match the superb styling and looks.

Only negative is that I would have preferred seating for 3 in the back instead of just 2.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2001