1983 Mercedes-Benz W123 240 D 2.4 diesel from North America
A very reliable, easy to maintain car
At 195,000 miles I had some minor body work done along with a paint job.
At 230,000 miles, the right-rear axle boot dry rotted causing the universal joint to go bad.
At 245,000 miles the glow plugs were replaced.
I am very proud to own such a great car. It corners and handles like a sports car, but has a strong, stable frame which is perfectly balanced.
To some, the engine may be underpowered, to me I like to think of it as, "managable power."
Changing the oil and other services on the car are a breeze. I love the way the oil filter is right on top so I don't even have to get on my back to change it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th October, 2003
My 83' 240D only has 150k, but I am still waiting for the first thing to go wrong with it. I must admit that I change the oil regularly, and do basic preventative maintenance, but I have to say that these things are simply unbeatable. Unless you are talking about a race, in which case you can clock them with a sundial, but they have to be, the most reliable car ever made.