1992 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 500E V8 from Kuwait
It is always fun driving such a machine
1. Transmission gasket started leaking, which resulted in changing it outside the authorized dealer. It cost around $400.
2. Ball bearing in the emission vacuum pulley had gone bad. I had to replace it. Unfortunately, the pulley doesn't come by itself & if you want to buy the whole unit, it would cost around $500. So, I had to custom make a new pulley for it, which cost me around $50 only.
3. Having 4 speed gear box is unfair for such machine.
I really loved the car. It had the 1992 shape, but I took it to a professional garage to paint it after upgrading to 1994 model (changing the bonnet & the trunk with the required accessories.
Driving a 500E 124.036 is basically is driving the ultimate on the road. Very very very very comfortable and luxurious car.
What makes it unique is that ordinary people don't know about it. Only people who know about the 500E will know it.
I drove sports cars before, driving the 500E is different.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th August, 2007