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Mercedes-Benz W124 (1985 - 1995)

5

E220 Estate

reviewed by Jonathan Pickard on 13 June 2018
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Overall rating
4
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
4
Running costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
4
Experience at the garage or specialist
5
How practical it is
5
How you rate the manufacturer
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Overall reliability

Brilliant - True German Engineering

As I have said in many of my reviews. I have owned lots of cars since I started driving over 20 years ago. And this W124 Mercedes was one of the very best.

I bought it second hand at 4 years old in 1999 with around 95,000 miles on the clock (ex fleet car I believe).
I then drove it for 4 years at around 20,000 miles a year as a taxi in a family run taxi business and in 2003 sold the car with about 180,000 miles on it.

Over the 4 years not much needed replacing. I just had the car regularly serviced at a Merc Specialist. The car was bulletproof.

It is also one of the most comfortable cars I have ever owned and one of the most practical too - being an estate with a massive boot.

Biggest issue with these I believe is that they are known to rust very badly, but find a tidy one and you cannot go wrong.

I really miss this car and would love to buy another W124 Mercedes again at some point in the future, so much better than lots of modern machinery coming from Asia and parts of Europe.

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Top speed135–155 mph
0-606.0–8.5 s
Power188–320 bhp

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