1993 Mercedes-Benz 190 190E 2.00 from UK and Ireland
I've had it for 13 years, what more can I say
The head gasket started leaking at about 30,000 miles and was replaced as was skimming of the head. This cost me about £300, (not at a MB dealer). this lasted about 600 miles and had to be done again, another £200.
All the brake discs have had to be replaced as they were squealing, £450.
Rust on the driver inner door pillar, where the rubber boot is attached. Warranty.
Leaky boot (trunk).
Bubble of rust on sliding roof, which jammed and had to have the cable replaced.
Leaky water control valve for heater.
New water pump fitted.
Seat belt indicator lamp stayed on and caused the alarm to keep setting off, I had to remove the interior light control PCB.
Most seriously, every year or two I have to fit a brand new distributor arm and cap as it keeps cutting out and runs lumpy. I have tried to clean these items, but they have to be replaced with new parts. This is an easy job and takes no longer than about 15 minutes and costs about £60.
I have had this car from new, and now I am about to buy a new E280CDi Classic Estate.
Even though I have had my problems, the car is lovely to drive and the seats are like new, as well as all the controls working without ant problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th October, 2005