1995 Mercedes-Benz W124 E36 AMG Cabriolet 3.6 Straight Six from UK and Ireland


I plan to keep this car forever. ;~}


Nothing since having some work done when I first got it.

New wiring loom (common problem with later W124's)

Roof motor replaced

New A/C compressor as previous owner had had a bodge job done, which I suspect he didn't realise.

General Comments:

This is my third W124, previously E320 coupe & 300TE 7 seat diesel estate. My dream car!

Doesn't feel fast, but covers ground quickly. Don't actually know how fast it will go, and I have not desire to find out, but it overtakes effortlessly.

Very smooth and comfortable drive.

When sun out and roof down I can't think of a better place to be. A gorgeous looking, quality car.

I've heard many people say W124's feel as if they are hewn from a single block of metal. I wholeheartedly agree, even the cabriolets. How many open cars can you say that about. With the roof up you'd think you were in a tin-top. There is a bit of scuttle shake, but less than other convertibles I've driven.

I reckon I'll budget about £1,000-£2,000 per year on service and maintenance and she'll keep on running and appreciating.

Might have to get another couple of W124's (E500? / E36 Estate?) to keep the mileage down a bit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2008

15th Apr 2009, 02:57

We had 8 new cars with in 2008; A4 diesel, 2008 C class (my wife smashed with it the first 2 weeks and a few more), plus a 2007 Grand Cherokee with the Merc diesel.

I bought a e320 TE 7 seat Sports, full MB service history. After owning it for almost a year, I can say that I enjoy driving it more than any of the other cars.

My next car was going to be a BMW 3.0 CSi, but I am now looking for a W124 cabrio.

I guess the W124 bug has bitten me.

1995 Mercedes-Benz W124 E320 3.2 in-line six petrol from Taiwan


A classic with the heart and look of a German tank


New radiator in 2006.

General Comments:

It's a very fine long-distance car, with good ride and comfortable seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2006

1995 Mercedes-Benz W124 E220 Cabriolet 2.2 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Convertibles don't come any better than this


Passenger window had a rattle with hood down, seal replaced problem now gone no other issues.

General Comments:

This car has brilliant fit and finish they don't come any better than this bar maybe a W140 S class. The seats are fantastic the car handles like a dream and is sheer brilliant on the interstate a stately cruiser like no other. The air con works brilliant which is great considering how hot Australia gets. This car makes you feel a million dollars it is simply brilliant.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2005

17th Jun 2007, 00:13

Simply, the best car I have ever owned. Superb cruiser, with lots of ambience and refinement.

30th Jul 2008, 13:23

Agree..the 300 E class 90-95 is the best car Mercedes has ever built.. have owned many, and far surpasses even the newer S class. My e320 convertible only adds to the driving experience on nice days! And faster than the SL 320 I used to own.. (at least off the mark)

9th Feb 2011, 23:00

I have a 94 SL320 with 81000 miles and a 95 320 Cabrio with 87,000 miles. Each has its own aura and distinct ride and performance personalities. I often drive them back-to-back, and enjoy the unique feel and sounds that belongs to each. They are great companion cars in that they share an obvious and easily recognizable DNA, yet have evolved in their own directions. I live close to the ocean in San Diego, and I sometimes think these beautiful cars enjoy the coast route as much as I do. Last summer early August, I got up at 2am and drove each one top down along the coast for an hour. There were virtually no cars around, and it was just me and the SL, and me and the E-Cab. Moon and ocean were sweet witnesses to a magical automotive experience. I'll never forget those two rides.

11th Jul 2011, 09:31

Hello, I am from Holland and I share your driving experience.

The E convertible; I have got two, a 220 and one 320 Convertible.

I prefer the 220 Sportline.

Lately I am looking for a SL W129 series. Can you describe the differences in driving these two?

Nobody that has never driven these cars can understand the ultimate kick.

We share!!!

Waiting for your answer, Eddie de Boer.

20th Oct 2016, 07:40


What are the reasons for liking the 220 Sportline cabriolet over the 320 Sportline cabriolet? I am in the process of buying a 320.

Thank you.

21st Oct 2016, 16:55

I love driving my E320 Coupe in the summer at night with the roof open. The car does everything you want it to, point and go.

22nd Oct 2016, 04:47

Maybe his 220 was a Sportline and the 320 wasn't.