1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 1.8 petrol from Singapore
Air conditioning, new compressor.
Small bits of plastic, easily replaced in Singapore.
Fantastic car. Shame to scrap - but rules say 10 year old cars must be scrapped.
Do not choose white paint unless you have a maid.
Great at 200,000km and could do much more. Still looks like new. Very reliable and drives like a new car. But parts keep on having to be replaced, But that makes it feel like new.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th September, 2000
12th Oct 2002, 05:11
I too own a Mercedes Benz 190-E, year 1990 and the car is doing just fantastic. Sitting inside this speedster makes you feel like you have a total command on the road yet you are safe inside there. The only areas which need careful handling are the tires, lubricants top up, brake disc pads and that's it. Given a chance this 2.3cc automatic on full throttle can zip past many newer ones... Replacements have taken place which includes, petrol pump, fuel distributor and ECU unit besides spark plugs which are periodical.
Worth spinning the devil once...
20th May 2003, 01:44
Sadly, the most common (or only) variants of the 190e are the 1.8 and 2.0 here in Singapore.
I've heard from a Merc friend that a couple of 2.3s and 2.5s made it here, but have since been scrapped as per local regulations.
Recently saw a 2.3-16valve for sale in the papers.However, the sticker price on it was a little ridiculous.
By the way, I drive a 1.8 and by no means does it feel underpowered as when I drove my friend's 200E.
Probably has to do with the power to weight ratio...