1985 Mercedes-Benz W123 from North America
Very safe and reliable
Air conditioner stoped blowing.
Vacum locking system does not work.
Car shakes violently, anyone know what causes this.
I can pull the key out of the ignition even when I'm doing 80mph.
Slow to shift into reverse.
Slow to go into 2nd gear.
Car will not start sometimes when in park and I have to put the car into neutral to get it to start. Anyone know what causes this.
Aunt owned the car and gave it to me for my 16th birthday. This car is very slow, but once that turbo kicks in it can boogie. Passes many newer cars on the freeway. Most people think a car without air conditioning must be hell, but I live right on the coast in southern California. Open the windows and sunroof and drive like a bat out of hell and you have your own air conditioner. Seats are comfortable and rear leg room is great. Trunk space is abundant. I would never buy another Mercedes. My mom has owned 2 newer ones a 1997 E420 and a 2001 S500 and has had nothing, but problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th July, 2005
19th Feb 2006, 00:30
I wrote the review and have just completed a trip from the Los Angeles area to Louisiana and back and had no problems. Drove at 85+ mph the whole way. Car drove like a champ. The seats are great for long trips. The Fuel economy is amazing. I can't see myself ever selling this car.
26th May 2010, 01:03
Violent shaking may be the motor or tranny mounts. A friend just replaced those on his 300D turbo that has ONE POINT TWO MILLION MILES ON IT!!! Fixed the problem right up.