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


Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

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

25th Aug 2012, 20:49

If only the post-1995 ones were like this...

5th Dec 2012, 19:16

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.

1995 Mercedes-Benz W124 E420 4.2L V8 DOHC from North America


The W124 e420 is 90% perfection


Okay, first of all, the thermostat went out at around 150K miles after I bought it. I replaced the thermostat and all the hoses, plus flushed all the coolant, and applied OEM Mercedes-Benz coolant.

AC does not work, rear right regulator went out, headliner was sagging when I purchased the car.

Some things in the rear suspension squeak a little too much; kind of embarrassing when I am pulling into my apartment's driveway.

Wiring harness was replaced by the previous owner, so I don't have to worry about that.

These w124 exterior paint tends to oxidize. It could really use a complete paint job.

Front passenger power seat does not move, replaced with one from the junkyard, and now it works like new.

Pretty much these have been the issues I've had with my W124. I LOVE IT.

General Comments:

My car is a 1995 E420, I owned a BMW 540i before this one. I have to say that I am much more comfortable in my Mercedes, this m119 V8 engine is silky smooth, with decent power, and this car flies thru the highway, and eats corners well. I can go 120MPH, and feel like I'm cutting thru the air with power and precision.

I was skeptical on buying this body style. I do not like the AC controls. The exterior has a beautiful appeal to it, it's well balanced, I do not get tired of driving it.

My car has been extremely reliable, I only do regular maintenance to my car.

Rear seats are really comfortable.

Truly a reliable car, with the top engineering possible. Small glitches, but I can say the car is 90% perfection. If you want to buy a w124, make sure it is in good condition, and BUY IT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2011

1995 Mercedes-Benz W124 Pillarless Coupe 3.2 petrol from UK and Ireland


Lovely upmarket car, that can only appreciate in money as they get more rare


The main problem with the W124 is the throttle body - this controls the idling speed. I know several owners who have all had the same problem and it seems to occur once the mileage is fairly high. The cure is to have it cleaned, but this does not always work. The answer is either to buy a new Throttle Body or a re-con. The quote I have for the latter is about £450.

The other problem with these coupes is the fact the windows get badly scratched if not cleaned properly. There is also as a bit of wind noise around the window seals.

The only other niggle, not so much a problem is that in winter when starting from cold, the car takes time to change out of first gear, however once warm there are no problems.

General Comments:

I own a 3.2 litre E320 Coupe, seriously quick, even after 110000 plus miles it still hits the spot.

Whether peculiar to Mercs of the time, the leather seats are not that comfortable, you feel you are "sitting on them rather than fitting into them".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2008