1991 Mercedes-Benz W124 e300 24v 3.0 from UK and Ireland
Extremely well built classic!
Nothing. If serviced correctly, these cars are bulletproof.
I love these cars. I currently have 2 of them. I have had 4 w124 in total, including e200, e220, e220 coupe and e300 24v.
The leather on these cars is very hard wearing.
The e200 with cloth I had, did wear on the drivers bolster.
They rust in the front wheel arches in particular, but on all of mine I had this dealt with swiftly, and removed professionally and repainted, and it never came back.
They handle extremely well, and are so smooth and comfortable, unlike the replacement w210 which suffer from cracked springs and suspension, and rust problems, including electrical problems, even on low mileage examples! Give me a w124 anytime.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd May, 2009
19th May 2010, 07:44
Have owned my 300 CE 24 for nearly three years now. It has covered 88,000 miles. Initially had a problem with the car conking out, which was frustrating to resolve and get the reliability where it should be, but eventually nailed the problem down to the fuel pump relay, which is housed within the M.A.S. computer tucked behind the battery on the 1991 model. Managed to obtain a 2nd hand one for £125. Since then the car looks, drives and handles better than 99% of biscuit tins on the road, and it's good to see they are holding if not increasing their values. There have been no other problems, and it sails through the M.O.T. I wouldn't swap it for anything.