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.
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