1985 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

1985 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 250 D 2.5L. diesel from Netherlands

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5L. diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance470000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class


The heater control was replaced.

The sunroof motor got replaced.

New front brake disc's and pads every 25000 km.

New hardy-clutch every 50.000 km.

Frequent power window failures.

Windscreen wiper is weak point.

The power locks failed regularly.

Rust is the biggest enemy of this car, especially years 85 - 88.

General Comments:

The MB W-124 series is one of the best cars on the street, today still.

Best buys are 89 - 94 models.

Beware of rust.

Great cruiser, smooth ride, great mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2004

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review