1976 Mercedes-Benz W115 300D diesel from North America
For a 35+ year old car, this Mercedes puts newer cars to shame in looks, reliability and performance
Water pump needed replacement. The seat supports are due for reconditioning.
This car is a true testament to the reliability of the Mercedes diesel marque. The 115 handles beautifully, and accelerates just like a gas powered car. It gets excellent fuel economy, and is extremely reliable on the highway for long trips. I went for a long trip towards California, and this car kept up with the 2007 model Porsches and BMW's on the highway, and at 120 km/p/h, the car was solid and sturdy like a tank. The engine purrs like a kitten, with minimal noise in the cabin.
The Mercedes W115 is roomy and very comfortable, with sofa like seats, and lots of leg and headroom. A beautifully crafted interior, the W115 has a very inviting cabin. The ergonomics on the dashboard are excellent for the time period, and it has really good heat and cool air. The air conditioner is very powerful and blows ice cold. The trunk has ample room for luggage and more.
This is an awesome car. I would recommend the Mercedes 300D W115 to anyone!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2011