1988 Mercedes-Benz W124 200D 2.0 diesel


Over-engineered beauty


Basically I had to change few bits and pieces inside the car like light bulbs, repair the drivers seat (common thing) and most recently I've done some tin-smithing job with lever opening under the door sill, and finally changed some fuel pipes, which have gone after 21 year of constant usage.

General Comments:

Well, like someone said, this car is over-engineered.

It was my dream to get MB W124, and this year it finally happened. I don't care that it is 21 years old because it's well built, better than many modern vehicles.

It handles very well, and although it lacks some power (2.0 D, 75 PS) - I can feel like I'm sailing in a solid beautiful boat.

Oh well, for me it's enough to drive her at max 100km/h on Polish roads, more is not advised at all anyway :).

I can recommend this car to people who do care about aesthetics and pragmatics in their life.

The last real MB as my mechanic says about her.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2009

29th Mar 2015, 01:50

I have one from 88 with 2.500.000 and some more km, an ex taxi, and nothing to complain about. The most economic car ever.

I also agree with your opinion, and have a similar story to you, always wanted to have one. I have an Audi TDI (great machine), and I still prefer my 2 million km old Merc. It still runs every day.

Regards from Portugal.