1989 Mercedes-Benz W124 Reviews

1989 Mercedes-Benz W124 E260 Inline 6 from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance301356 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz W124

Summary:

AWESOME car, nothing like it, BUILT LIKE A TANK

General Comments:

This car was GREAT!!! It was beautiful and was safe. Had everything you could ask for in a car!!!

Things go wrong with every car, but on Mercedes they last for ever!!! (IF YOU TAKE CARE OF THEM)

This E260 inline 6 sedan was powerful and safe; built like a tank!!You know when a car is safe when it can be ran over by a monster truck and the roof is still standing, not crushed like any other car would!

If I had a chance to buy this car or one just like it in great condition, I would in an instant!! GREAT CAR!!

My family had this car about a year ago and we would still have it today, but last year we were travailing with me in the passenger seat going about 75km/h when we smoked the back of a Toyota. The Toyota flew up over the curb on to the grass and our Mercedes Benz E260 stayed straight!! Seat belts tightened and crumble zones made it so the engine would not end up on your lap, and held us back in our seats and we never had a cut or anything!!! All 4 doors of the E260 sedan still opened and worked like they did before the accident (like new)! Lucky for the Toyota no one was in it. That's why we do not have that beautiful car today!!I think every Mercedes is a GREAT car, but this one was AWESOME and I will never forget it!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2010

1989 Mercedes-Benz W124 200E 2.0 petrol from Azerbaijan

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance222000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz 190

Summary:

Cheap to service, simple engine, nice exterior and interior! A good car!

Faults:

The morning after I bought the car, I found the first problem. When I was starting the engine, it was shaking, and it was about to switch off, the mark on the tachometer was 1.2 to 0.3, and was going up and down.. after few minutes it worked normally.

Well after replacing the fuel filter, injector filter, and cleaning the injectors, the car began starting normal in the mornings. The total cost for this repair was about 50$ I also changed the oil, and oil filter for 50$.

Then after 2 weeks I found that my car almost EATS oil! More than 1 liter for 2 weeks, I was driving not more than 800km..

I changed the rubbers on the valves, it cost me 50$ including labour.

But the problem is not gone, so.. now I am about to change the cylinder rings and gasket, it will cost around 110$ for me.. I hope after such a job, my car will work fine.

General Comments:

Well, despite all that problems, I like this car very much! It is very comfortable, nice, and reliable! The only thing I would like is more HP... more power... well maybe my next car will be a W124 with better, and more powerful engine!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2005

26th Sep 2005, 06:22

"I changed the rubbers on the valves, it cost me 50$ including labour.

But the problem is not gone, so.. now I am about to change the cylinder rings and gasket, it will cost around 110$ for me.. I hope after such a job, my car will work fine."

Excuse me, but how can someone do this much work to an engine's internals, for so very little?!?!? esp on a Benz??? If maintenance that cheap, I'm selling my BMW and moving to wherever this guy lives and buying a Ferrari as a daily driver!!!

11th Oct 2005, 04:34

The truth is to maintain the W124 is really cheap. I bought the car 4 months ago (W124 1989) and so far I have change water pump due to leaking (USD 50 for part + USD 10 for labour), head block cover rubber seal for USD 6, oil filter USD 4, belt tensioner USD 55, timing chain USD 62 with labour in.

The next thing is to change piston ring and whole engine over haul which I think it will cost USD 625.

9th Nov 2005, 03:48

I have the W124 200 model. I am having trouble finding parts for the 2.0 engine. Where is it that you find all your parts.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 11 reviews