"One of the most desired older model diesels. The powertrain is bulletproof if regular maintenance is performed. It is expensive if you cannot perform maintenance and repair yourself. Has a stiff european style ride, but is very comfortable on long trips. It is one of those cars you never want to part with."
"I have had this car for 3 years, it runs great. Never had any major mechanical problems, only wear and tear. I finally replaced the original water pump that had 210,000 miles on it! Just an example of how reliable this car has been. I get about 28 mpg city and 35 mpg highway."
"Have owned many Mercedes Diesels and this one is by far the nicest of the lot... (had several 80s W123 Series Diesels and this one is far more spirited that the previous generation, also far more comfortable. A car that I will keep, hopefully until it hits 400K
It currently is very close to 200K right now and still purrs! I wouldnt hesitate to buy another one or reccomend this car to anyone!"