1989 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.6 from North America
Classic luxury for compact price
Rattling noise from drivers front suspension.
Door panels have started to separate (armrests).
We recently bought this car for my wife. Even with 150K miles and 1989 manufacture year, this vehicle remains a surprisingly modern looking vehicle with unmatched comfort and driving feel second to no other vehicle I have ever owned. The interior is very plush, with seats that are different than the norm, yet very comfortable, even on long trips. Gas mileage is very good, even with the 2.6 motor. The exterior styling is very modern while remaining classic MB. We get comments on the car all the time, and people are surprised to learn that it is almost 15 years old. This is top of the line comfort for compact car cost. If you have the chance to buy one, take it and run! Just make sure that the car has been taken care of. Because this is the 'cheap' Mercedes, there are a few that have been abused. They are good cars, so it is not obvious when one has not been taken care of. Mercedes will easily run to 300K miles if taken care of.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th December, 2003
12th Mar 2005, 15:59
Love my metallic gold 89 MB i901E...just turned 100K and is smooth as glass. This is a creampuff and I get a low of comments too. My friend's BMW 99 M3 just died suddenly with only 27K. After driving my toy... he is out on the hunt for a Mercedes. She is in the shop... for a tint job and minor paint repairs. Looks and drives great!