1994 Mercedes-Benz 190 Review

1994 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance97500 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 200


This car can deliver anything one could reasonably expect from it


Alternator cooked the battery at 25,000 miles.

General Comments:

Superb road holding.

Notwithstanding the initial problem with the alternator no other problems whatsoever.

Gear change tends to be harsh under hard acceleration, but smooth as silk if taken gently.

For a prestigious vehicle the running costs are very low, (I have spent more on keeping my wife's Ford Scorpio on the road in the last six months than on my Mercedes in the last six years!)

Amazing reliability.

Superb build quality (97,500 miles and not a squeak, whine or rattle)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2003

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review