1976 Mercedes-Benz W123 Review

1976 Mercedes-Benz W123 200 D from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 200 D Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

A comfortable reliable old car

Faults:

Radiator leak in the first month I owned the car. Replaced it with a new one.

The dynamo broke down after 8 months. It was possible to repair it.

Rust on the back-side around the wheels. Had to have an expert to put in new pieces left and right and resprayed.

General Comments:

This car is the most comfortable car I ever owned. The automatic gearbox runs very smooth and when the engine is warm, the car is fast enough.

No need to rush in a car like this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th February, 2003

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review