This was a great performing car and reliable for 177k miles when it did need some engine work. It had some rust after 20 years of driving in Michigan. It was a great road car to travel in even though it was a smaller car.
I had no intentions of giving up my sweet 94 C280 with 141,000 miles but a deer did me in last week. This car was well-made, a classic never-get-old design and a great performer for 14 years. Except for the check engine light that has been on for the last 110,000 miles, I had no issues with it. I'm now looking at the new C class with the hopes of finding one that will give me the same excellent support as my '94 did. It never once hesitated to start or give me the power I needed.
Safety, visibility, classic look.
The check-engine light was a problem that MBUSA couldn't get their hands around.
140,000... when you close the door its closes like a bank vault, solid..The ride superb. 20 miles in the city 30 on the freeway. No leaks or sqeeks. Motor clean. Everything works. Uses no oil. I wanted to try a used one before buying a new one. I will never buy anything but a Mercedes again. The Car is like anything else. You need to take care of it. Mine has asked for little.
The solid ride, the antilock brakes saved me from rear ending in traffic. The simple controls. The high quality interior that has held up and is still like new today. It a head turner make you feel like a million