1985 Mercedes-Benz 190 190E 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand
The best $20,000 I ever spent perfect
Air conditioning compressor had to replaced.
Water pump Replaced.
A very smart compact car. Build quality exceptional looks very nice. Reliability unbelievable, parts easy to obtain.
Customer service outstanding.
Very smooth quite car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th August, 2004
17th Sep 2004, 17:08
I just purchased a 1985 190E used with 113,000 miles on it-original owner and she had every mile accounted for in service record.
So far, only problem is with air conditioning. Considering its age-it still looks very nice, and the body and interior are immaculate. I have never owned a Mercedes before-I hope I get my 2000 dollars worth!
10th Jun 2009, 12:53
I love the 1985 Mercedes Benz 190e 2.3 8 valve engine. It's a great engine to work on... But because it's a Mercedes, there is a LOT of work to do. I'm rebuilding one myself to high performance. I'm 17, and this is my first car and I love it very much. I'm hoping to make this car real fast when I'm through.
If you want to make one high performance, you must get all your internal parts custom made, like a forged camshaft, forged crankshaft, forged pistons and forged rocker arms. You also need racing bearings.
This Mercedes has a two piece drive shaft, which isn't bad, but if you're wanting to make it go over 180 mph, you must make it a one piece or you'll twist it.
Also, increase the brake caliper size, rotors, and pads. A rebuilt tranny is a must-and a bigger torque converter (if it's an automatic like mine). The cylinder head is aluminium. You must get it refabricated... And there's much more, but for it to stay stock - it's wonderful and a beast of its own.