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.
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
Re. squealing brakes- this was due to cheap pads being installed. Now using better quality pads and no squeal.
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.
Can this car be brought into the USA? How did you do it?