A Merc is a Merc
Auxiliary fans (2) shorted each other out due too bad wiring. This was sorted out at $40 (wiring work) before anything major happened. Cooling is now superb.
Stalled at a stop-light and could not restart. Called for roadside assistance and realised later that I tried to restart the car in "Drive". The car was not towed.
The car seems to be in very good condition even though it's 11 years old. I guess I'll find out more as I go along.
As my previous car was a very reliable workhorse ('93 Daewoo Racer GSi - reviewed twice by me; 1999 & 2002), I half expect the 190 to be a lemon (I got it cheap!!!). But surprisingly, it seems to be in good working condition and has been well maintained.
Having had 3 years experience with the Daewoo, and 3 years before that with an Alfa Sprint, I am prepared for the worse should it decide to happen inn the next 60 seconds.
Parts are surprisingly very, very cheap (probably due to the availability of OEM parts) and I'm glad to be able to get used parts at a nearby wrecker dirt cheap!!! Yup, that's the story of my life.
My wife and kids love the car cost it is really comfortable.
I look forward to driving it everyday because it's fun looking at traffic through the 3 point star that sits on the bonnet...
So much for the Integra...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th November, 2002