Mercedes-Benz 190 Review from United Arab Emirates

1989 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 102 (2.0)

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 102 (2.0) Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired149000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Great value for money!

Faults:

Never had major problems (the car is a Japanese spec and I may be the 3rd or 4th owner). Only problems I had was with the fuel consumption, but now, that too has improved after I gave it a new set of injectors. Brakes! Big mistake of replacing the discs with German Duplicates!!!

General Comments:

Power: OK for such a heavy car. Cannot expect more from a 2.0 liter.

Transmission shifts like hot knife in butter, however I really hate the fact that the version I have is permanently set to ECONOMY mode!

Electrics: Have to keep a close eye. The Air-Con fuses have burnt many times over!

Exhaust Test: Passes it without the catalytic converter. Cops amazed that a 1989 year model just emitting 0.39% by volume without a cat con!

Safety: Now I Do not need a Body Guard!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2005

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review