by Chewsuff on Jun 25, 2009 Vehicle: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.6 4dr Sedan
Just got this car with 75k on it. Was sitting for 7.5yrs on non-op. Fixed the ASD light. Topped off the half tank of 5yr. old gas and passed smog no problem. Minor electrical issues with a loose ground on the back right tail light assembly. Also the switch that moves the pass. seat front/back has a dirty contact and is intermittent. Hate the stock anti-theft system. Don't like the vacuum operated door locks or heater box as anything vacuum operated is always prone to leaks. Just need a new fuel filter and to fix that switch on the pass. seat. Well balanced on power, handling and braking. The synchros on the manual gearbox are silky smooth and shifting is a breeze. Very quiet while driving.
by MercedesBenzAJK on Jun 9, 2009 Vehicle: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.6 4dr Sedan
I bought my 190E just recently, and with 185,000 km. on it, the car still drives almost like new... The 190 is 1 of the last of the true Benz's built in Germany, and it is quite a dependable little car... If you're looking for a 190E, then the 2.6 would be your best bet...
by Loomco on Jun 28, 2006 Vehicle: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.6 4dr Sedan
Instead of buying one of the two makes of cars that I know to be reliable I decided to go the fun route. I got my 2.6 for a song since I leveraged the fact that I'd need to put some money into it right from the start. The car runs great and feels very solid. She needed a laundry list of things which I take care of a little at a time. Mileage is at 156,000 right now, and I expect her to run and run some more with regular oil changes and maintenance. The car is built to last and was loaded (by '92 standards). You couldn't even get close to buying a car this well made now - especially for the asking price.
by OldRanger on Mar 26, 2005 Vehicle: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.6 4dr Sedan
This has been an amazing baby Benz for my entire family. My mother originally purchased the car in 1991. I got it from her in 1994, gave it to my brother in 1997, then got it back in 2004. The car has received regular maintenance since new and unlike other Mercedes Benz vehicles our family has owned over the years this one has never required an exhorbitantly expensive repair (personally, my worst problems were with a C280 my wife once owned). I currently keep this car perfectly tuned and use it as my daily driver. I am gentle on the throttle and easily squeeze 24 to 27 MPG on a weekly basis to and from work. Bottom line, if you find a well maintained 190 and you like it, then buy it.
by ShiftyGerman on Oct 31, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.6 4dr Sedan
I got my 190E as a first car. It had
been my mom's, who drove it a few times
a week(just 80,439mi). Even though it is
12 years old now, soon to be 13, my
friends are somewhere between jealous
and amazed that I drive a Mercedes. I
was challenged to a race by a friend in
a near stock early 90s Honda Accord, but
luckily I was able to win. Some people
have said that the 2.6 doesn't have much
power(158 hp), but when it is floored in
2nd gear at 40mph I can easily feel the
acceleration in my face going up to
about 65 or so. The gas mileage is
terrible, the best I have gotten is
20mpg on the highway, but I average
about 14 on the streets. It goes to the
shop a lot, but when it is working it's
by ceprod on Nov 5, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.6 4dr Sedan
I bought this vehicle with the promise
of a luxury drive and prestige.
Sadly, neither was afforded me. The
ride is average at best. The mileage
was poor, I got 250 miles to a tank or
about 19 mpg average. In a straight
run to L.A. I only got 20 mpg. Having
owned a BMW previous to this I
expected comparable mileage and ride
charactaristics but it failed.
This vehicle has higher than average
maintenance costs and the cost of oil
changes doubles when you mention the
name. Since money is not an object to
me I felt I was buying a quality car
with a great pedigree but found only
an average car with no papers to speak
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