Amazing build quality, just what you would expect from Mercedes
Brakes were worn very badly when I first got the car. Also the left outside tie rod end needs replacing.
The sunroof has a hard time closing due to a dent in it.
Rear right passenger door won't open from the outside.
Rear left passenger window won't go down.
This car was in very rough shape when I got it in an even trade deal for my 1994 Mercury Capri.
I have always wanted an older Mercedes; I feel there are the best built, most mechanically reliable cars on the road. I feel as though Mercedes build quality is getting worse as they produce more modern vehicles.
This car is a tank. The engine still starts right up and purrs as it should even with almost 215,000 miles on it. The 4 speed automatic transmission still shifts flawlessly as well.
The 2.6 inline 6 cylinder engine is really a good match for this vehicle; large size and amount of torque in this relatively small car.
The car just humms when I accelerate, no loud obnoxious exhaust note.
The suspension on this car is truly an engineering marvel; it rides very smoothly and it handles great around town, and just as well at 130 mph on the freeway... no violent shakes, sounds or vibrations.
The ergonomics of this car are great, however space in the rear is fairly limited, yet adequate at the same time.
Parts are not as expensive as one would imagine, this being a Mercedes and all.
In my opinion, the only car that comes close to matching the build quality of this car is a Volvo 240. If you come across one, do not hesitate to buy it, you will not be disappointed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd May, 2010