1990 Mercedes-Benz W124 300E-24 3.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
A classic Mercedes, they don't build them like that any more
Engine mounts replaced at 70,000 miles.
Electric window switches regularly die, apparently the secret is to use them often! Same solution for keeping the air conditioning and electric sunroof working well!
Double overhead cam, fuel injected, 24 valve six cylinder, non catalytic converter makes this example the best three litre Mercedes ever made!
Built for high speed cruising comfort it still handles well around town.
Very roomy and comfortable inside, much better than coupe version.
Lazy power, there when you need it, but never intrudes or surprises.
Easy to work on, reliable, spare parts easy to come by.
Fully loaded, nothing I would want to add, all electric, air-con, all leather.
Solid feel to everything, just as you would expect from a genuinely coach-built car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2004