1980 Mercedes-Benz W123 230E 2.3 petrol from UK and Ireland
Power steering box (excess play).
Rust and water leaks to the interior now starting to take their toll.
Generally monotonously reliable! (but do keep it serviced)
A very pleasant, comfortable and super reliable car.
Quite economical and fast for its size and weight. I'm told 230E is the best engine for economy/power balance.
Cabin is well designed.
Only cost £1800 privately - what a bargain!
Previously a Jaguar / Volvo person I am now a Mercedes convert.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th February, 2001