1995 Mercedes-Benz W124 E300 Diesel 3.0 diesel from Australia and New Zealand
The car that will take you to the moon and back
I heard once a saying that this Mercedes will take you to the moon and back. Well, now I am starting to believe that, because this vehicle is as tough as nails.
Nothing ever goes wrong with this car, and it's so competent in every aspect, that I would not be afraid to go up in the air and fly this thing - go figure.
Every now and again, as I drive and notice certain cars on the road, I wonder where are they all gone? Because newer cars, they just disappear and you never see them again. And this is the legacy that this Mercedes-Benz has left us with.
It is a heavy duty unit of commercial quality, that will stand the test of time, and I will never drive anything else.
All I have to say is Thank You to Daimler-Benz, for a premium product, that has given me so much joy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2012
If only the post-1995 ones were like this...
The moon would be a short jaunt! I looked for years and found a W124 300d. It is amazing. I have been running it on 100% biodiesel for 2 years without a single problem. Nearly 50 MPG and it is free! The W124 was the last good Mercedes, and they're bullet proof.
Year later and I have now extended the mileage on my 300d to 273 000 kilometres.
Just a regular servicing, and every six months it gets new warrant of fitness without any issues.
Inspection guys are amazed at the condition of my Mercedes.
And after 15 000 kilometres between the services, it does not use any oil.
When it comes to the new service, the oil is still at the maximum mark level.
Well this is now an 18 year old premium machine, and after all this time it does not burn oil.
In fact it is still powerful, and on the motorway is an absolute German powerhouse.
If I wanted, it would push all the way to 200 km per hour.
Mixed city and motorway driving, and I am getting around 750-800 kilometres per tank of diesel without waiting for the amber light to come on.
Which means I could probably get up to 900 kilometres for mixed city-motorway commute.
It runs on fully synthetic Mobil1 0w-40 and drinks Ultimate diesel from BP.
I have spend 3500$ and replaced dreaded evaporator with nice brand new one, and it is nice and cool now.
All done by a Mercedes specialist workshop.
Not sorry to spend this kind of money on a special interest vehicle like this legendary W124 E 300.