2nd 190e; Fantastic Car, again
By jaxpdx on
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class 190E 2.6 4dr Sedan
I gave my first one to my niece. It had 230k miles. She will get 300k, if she takes care of it. I am mostly a Jag man, so I know alot about reliability or the lack of it. I am so impressed by these cars that I keep one around for blasting around town, when I want to go old school. Easy driving, sporty demeanor, classic looks, pre-"we will no longer over- engineer our cars". Great value for the money. If I had kids, it would be their first car. It has not been that expensive to repair. Makes me feel good to have different driver's experience, from my beloved jags. With just 130k on this one, I will be driving it for some time.
Sporty driving experience, tank like dependability and build quality. The paint is still very good.
I don't like the default 2nd gear launch. It is easily defeated by popping it into 3rd and actually is more fun to drive in town, that way.