1987 Mercedes-Benz W123 Review

1987 Mercedes-Benz W123 200 2000CC 4 cylinder Carb from South Africa

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2000CC 4 cylinder Carb Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired268000 kilometres
Most recent distance275000 kilometres
Previous carMorris Mini


Mercedes Benz is and always will be the best car in the world !


Silencer replaced with stainless steel one.

Alternator rebuild.

Tappet cover gasket replaced.

Front brake pads replaced.

General Comments:

Mercedes Benz is and always will be the best car in the world.

This car is the most reliable car I have ever owned.

The build quality of this car is just amazing after 274000km, there is not a single rattle and it is as solid as a rock with no rust, every last feature of the car except the speed control still works after 17 years.

The car is extremely comfortable, and handles excellently. The boot is enormous. It still has it's Becker radio, and the sound quality is excellent. The engine uses almost no oil. It is not too bad on gas about 8 to 10 km/L.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2004

Average review marks: 9.5 / 10, based on 1 review