1973 Mercedes-Benz W115 Review

1973 Mercedes-Benz W115 220D 2.2L from North America

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles


The best designed car, made safe and reliable


New alternator, new windshield rubber and rear window rubber seals.

General Comments:

The 220D Mercedes is one of the best Mercedes I've owned. I've owned 4 different models. The beauty of this car is the simplicity; manual windows and door locks. No issues like on the later models that have vacuum leaks and problems with the heater vents not opening, nor the cost of fixing them.

It's not fast but cruises very comfortably and quietly.

It always starts well even in the cold. Keep up the service and it will outlast you.

I switched to Mobil 1 synthetic oil; what a difference! No leaks, and the engine runs so smoothly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2008

Average review marks: 10.0 / 10, based on 1 review