1983 Mercedes-Benz W123 200 2 liter from South Africa
They don't make them like this anymore
Replaced timing chain and tensioner as soon as I got the car. Also replaced the radiator with a used, reconditioned unit. Overhauled the engine after about a year of ownership. Had driver's seat springs fixed Nothing went wrong ever since overhaul.
Unbelievable quality, very rigid suspension. Fitted a sony radio/CD changer, which came out of my beloved Peugeot 404 which was written off (another sad story..)
My car is very quiet, especially on the open road, considering the age and mileage. Low insurance and maintenance costs, as I do the servicing myself. Amazingly service spares are cheaper from the dealer than spares shops!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th July, 2007