1984 Mercedes-Benz W123 300TD 3.0L turbo diesel from North America
It's not slow. It's stately.
Passenger front window inoperative.
Driver's rear window inoperative.
Wear/small tear in driver's seat leather.
Some rust and paint fading (Florida beachside car).
Climate control panel broken (heat - A/C-blower).
Fuel filters replaced/fuel lines cleared.
Front brake pads/rotors.
Built and drives like the tank it is. Bulletproof mechanically (with proper maintenance). Roomy, comfortable, well appointed interior.
It's not the fastest car on the road, but it will get you where you want to go and back every single time.
I drive this car daily around town, and make several highway trips a year of about 400 miles each, averaging 29 mpg (not bad at all for a car that is heavier than most trucks).
This car has only stranded me once, right after I purchased the car (due to blocked fuel filters, previous owner was somewhat lax about maintenance). Working on the non-running problems now. Parts are plentiful, easy to get and relatively inexpensive.
For $1300, an excellent purchase. I intend to drive this car to the grave - either its or mine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th January, 2012