1980 Mercedes-Benz W123 300TD 3.0 non-turbo diesel from North America
AWESOME, but don't be in a hurry when driving one
Both the heater and air conditioning work, just not effectively. I've been told this is normal, however uncomfortable for the South Carolina climate!
Transmission shifts rough. Dealer has checked four times and says everything is functioning to factory standards. Replaced a valve in transmission for $450.00!
Ignition switch acts up randomly, but never on trips to the dealer for service!
The car is awesome! Not a week goes by that someone at a service station does not offer to buy it from me. Super dependable, indestructible, very good ride quality, gorgeous interior with leather and wood. The car gets thumbs up and nods daily from other Benz drivers. Also gets the middle finger from impatient people who get stuck behind me!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th December, 2002