Mercedes-Benz W124 Review from Poland

1988 Mercedes-Benz W124 200D 2.0 diesel

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired470000 kilometres
Most recent distance485000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sunny


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

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review