1991 Mercedes-Benz W124 200D 2.0 diesel from Netherlands
Great. Love it. Build quality to last
Automatic antenna broke down.
Front springs broken.
Tires, brakes, exhaust, interior lights, usual wear and tear.
Great cruiser, but crap performance in mountains with 1,3 tons and 75 diesel horsepower coming from only 4 cylinders.
Has small turning circle for such a big car.
Extremely reliable, very comfortable, does 1 liter diesel in 14 kms in winter, 1 in 16 to 17kms in summer.
Very acceptable running costs, as long as you stay away from the official dealerships.
Karo interior is cool in summer, hot in winter.
No aircon, but the sunroof makes up for this in summer.
No electric windows, turning them keeps you fit instead.
Big lump of car, and will take you anywhere, also you can have kids in the meantime and pass the Merc on to them, it will keep running for a very long time.
Beats almost anything when it comes to value for money second hand. Great time machine that just keeps going forever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2010