1978 Mercedes-Benz W123 from Ecuador
The car had a few electrical problems, the gasket blew (2 times), the overhead cam had to be fixed, there were some holes in the heating system so the dash had to be disassembled. Finally the engine died and the replacement parts cost me a fortune.
Beautiful car, solid, but you should only have it as a second car. No way this should be your first or only car, after all, it is 30 years old. Great for taking it out on the weekend, especially the ones with sunroof.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th January, 2009
28th Jan 2009, 21:27
Can't tell if your problem is generic to German made autos, but the BMW 740il that I own has some of the same problems. My next car will be a GM or Ford...dwa.
13th Feb 2009, 08:29
I have a 1981 230ce. Every day it drives and no problems.
6th May 2013, 16:07
Also in Ecuador, I just bought my 3rd W123. Something I have learned is not buy the cheapest one, take your time and buy the best you can get, and do a long and good examination before you purchase. I use it as a daily driver, and really enjoy the high torque of the engine and the sunroof. LOTS of DIY work, but I think it is worth it.