1991 Mercedes-Benz W124 230E 2.3L 4 cylinder
Replaced rear shocks at 186,000km.
Gearbox bearing failed at 195,000km, had the whole gearbox reconditioned.
Replaced the clutch at the same time.
Replaced the bearings and regulator on the alternator at 210,000km.
Replaced over voltage protection relay at 230,000km.
Replaced all 4 disk rotors and pads at 250,000km.
This is another great example of a great car from the world’s best car maker.
Excellent drive train, enough power to go up hills without needing to shift down.
Great all round disc brake system with ABS.
Very comfortable ride, and it is very smooth on the pothole infested roads of South Africa.
All interior electronics still in excellent working order.
This car was fitted with dual zone climate control, and it works perfectly.
This is a very reliable car that has never let me down; even my previous W123 series made it to 300000km without letting me down even once, and I still use it.
The only sad part is getting good service on Mercedes Benz Cars in South Africa; even the so called specialists do not really know what they are doing, they are the best new part fitters in the world, replacing parts until a problem goes away.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th June, 2010