1984 Mercedes-Benz W123 from North America
Fantastic I love it!!
Nothing, the best car ever built!!!
I can't get over the reliability and durability of these cars. It always starts right up and has never let me down. I think it's the perfect car for new drivers (not very fast and holds the road very well) very safe (I was rear ended by a Saturn and no damage, but some paint had to be scraped off, her front end damage and airbag needed to be repaired at a cost of more than twice my vehicles worth) Mercedes has made a loyalist out of me. THANK YOU.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th February, 2005
15th Apr 2012, 15:10
Is this car fast? It depends on how the engine torque is managed.
I bought this car used, and the prior owner was a retired machinist who knew how to get the most out of the motor. I couldn't believe how fast this car went! I was followed by a recent model Audi, and the guy couldn't catch up with me. I pulled into a Pilot gas station for fuel, and the Audi pulled in next to me. The driver was absolutely astonished as he walked up to stare with disbelief at my car. He didn't ask a thing, but I knew he found it very hard to believe his personal experience when my old Mercedes left him in the dust on the freeway. Ha! Old doesn't always mean doddering and slow!
I had the engine torque moderated down a bit to increase fuel efficiency, and I was not really keen on getting out of Dodge like a streak of lightening. The previous owner had reason for fast exits. He had family in NYC and Miami. It climbs hills like a rocket too. I was told to drive it like I stole it. So, sometimes I really DO!