1987 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 3 litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Comfortable, and engineered to invade Europe
Rubber pull tag that opens the bonnet snapped.
Did not start once.
Odometer never worked.
One power window stopped working.
I paid $4000 for this car, and it was in immaculate condition. An outback car that had no rust, had been perfectly maintained with log books, a minor oil leak and slightly saggy driver's seat.
I use it as a daily drive, and drive to Sydney (900km return) about once a month.
Once every two months I drive to Grafton (800km return) and also around other country towns on weekends.
I've worn out a set of tyres, brake pads, and also had it serviced regularly.
I hit a Kangaroo one night, smashed the left headlight, and no other damage. Cost me 90 bucks on Ebay to replace.
Got hit by a hailstorm; every other car in the car park was dented badly, and I had one minor ding.
This has been a pleasure to drive; economical, plenty of power and a great outback car. It does not rattle!!! Every other car I've owned rattles (comes from driving on corrugated roads). This thing is an antique, and is as solid as a rock.
In handling, comfort, economy, and running costs, this is the best car I have ever owned, BUT it has been well looked after and I have done the same.
A fabulous car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th July, 2013