1982 Mercedes-Benz W123 300D turbo diesel from North America
A fine car with style and reliability
When I got the car earlier this year from my aged mother, it needed vacuum fixes in the door lock system, valves adjusted, new belts, and an oil pan gasket. I changed shocks, put on new tires, CV axle boots, guide rod mounts, differential mount, and subframe mounts.
I love this car. It runs great. After it is warmed up, 1-2nd shift is rather hard, but otherwise it is a terrific car - a nice cruiser.
It has been with my family since 1992, and my mother bought from the man who purchased it originally. She loved it, and now I love it too. It is smooth, agile, and reliable. Everything works, even the original antenna, cruise control, tach, radio, and speakers; all the stuff that many owners report has broken down.
The only leak I have is through the bolts on the vacuum pump. I guess that is next.
I highly recommend these cars. MB got this one right.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd November, 2012