1983 Mercedes-Benz W123 diesel from North America
Simple, Sturdy, well engineered car
Glow plugs at 150,000.
This car is amazing. Over 20 years old and Everything still works perfect except for the AC.
Very well built, solid construction. Very easy to perform routine maintenance. Oil filter is easily accessible from the top. Surprisingly I have found replacement and maintenance parts readily available and affordable.
This car starts very easily, even after sitting un-driven for a period of time. I once left the headlights on and killed the battery. The engine still push started easily - with no power for the glow plugs!.
The only downside is the low power. You won't be racing one of these! But I suppose its enough. The durability than makes up for it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st September, 2006