Re: How Good! 190 e
I have a 1988 190e 2.3 8 valve and I can say that I love the shape of the car which was my initial attraction. I always admired these cars ever since the beginning of the 80s when they first came out. So I bought one and then I realized how much maintenance these cars require. I've spent more than twice it's value since I've owned it which is about 2 years now and it still requires work. That is my experience anyway.
So my advice to you is be careful and if you decide to buy one, look for a low mileage vehicle with service records and definitely avoid the 1984 model, which was the first year for North America.
Just my 2 cents worth.