One of the best Mercedes' available!
White smoke was originally diagnosed as a blown head gasket or cracked block.
Front suspension was loose.
Door vacuum lock (passenger) non-working.
Smoking engine compartment.
I bought the car knowing that the previous owner thought that there was something major to be done to the engine. The "White" smoke was a faulty vacuum modulator ($40) and I replaced the valve cover gaskets. No more smoke nor oil leaks. The car is fixed!
I love this car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th July, 2002