1985 Mercedes-Benz W123 300d 3.0 liter turbo diesel from North America
1 car, 1 lifetime
The ignition switch went out at 250,000 miles.
The car is extremely well built; fit and finish are 1st rate.
The one I bought had been a 1 owner and well taken care of. She'd been garaged since new and the original paint still looks nice.
The 123 model handles very well; mine has over 250,000 miles and tracks true, brakes true, and is a pleasure to drive.
The driver's seat springs and padding are about due to be replaced, and the cover on the drivers side is showing some wear, but for 23 years old, it's still in presentable shape.
Around town she'll get 20 to 22 mpg, and on the highway around 30 with the A/C off, and 25/26 mpg with the A/C on.
I've seen some of the Mercedes diesel cars with over 1 million miles on them with the original engine. Like I said earlier, she is 23 years old with 250,500 miles on her, but she keeps going, and going, and going on and on; the Energizer Bunny could learn a thing or two about endurance from a Mercedes diesel!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2008