1979 Mercedes-Benz W123 240D 2.4L diesel from North America
Built like a Swiss watch!
Was told the fuel injectors were plugged at 60,000k and had them replaced. Doubt the story as the mechanic did not show me the old injectors and the car was running fine.
This car runs like a little Swiss watch. Maintenance costs are minimal-I change the oil regularly. The manual shift is a gem. Of course a slow accelerator on the freeway entrance, but once up to speed can cruise forever at 120kmh.
The car is so solid. It may not have any of today's electronic gadgets, but it is so simply and elegantly built that it is a classic that looks up to date. Original paint, garaged, still beats most new cars in depth. The manual 240D is so reliable that it is probably worth rehabbing one if the body is in good shape. My car is still showroom quality-garaged most of the time and driven only on weekends. It was my first Mercedes and was a learning experience about what quality was in those years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd September, 2006