1988 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 300TE 3.0L Inline 6 from North America
So far, alternator went bad. Other than that, just the usual brakes, tires etc... but every car has those problems. Car is in amazing condition for 20 years old.
I have a misfire which I have been hunting these past 2 years. Replaced a lot of ignition and fuel parts without success, but I will figure it out eventually.
OH. Valve stem seals. Once I had this fixed, not a drop of oil used anymore. Misfires were better and the car ran nicer.
A MUST buy car for someone who likes reliability, a Mercedes German Steel Tank for safety and space with the wagon.
I get ~17mpg average in the car. It has the misfire and I estimate once I get it fixed, I should be around the 21mpg average mark.
The US Spec headlights are terrible. Get some aftermarket Hella's or DEPO's ($200). OEM Bosch are great, but rare and expensive ($7-800).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th May, 2008