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Old 04-30-2000, 01:15 PM
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W123 Wagons are great. I owned an 81 300TD for 18 years and I also hoped they would gained some kind of classic status. But I had to sell it because I rarely used it.

When buying a W123T (S123) be careful, because as they age, even if you take great care of it, they tend to develop problems on these areas:

1/ Water pump and radiator.
2/ Self levelling suspension (rear axle)
3/ Vaccum operated central locking system.
4/ Power windows
5/ Rubber seals

Check very carefully the rear suspension and also check under each carpet for clues on water filtration.

Besides that, the engines are as solid as they come, and the ride is wonderful (more balanced than the sedan due to its 50/50 weight distribution and better brakes).

A. Rosich
95 E 320 T

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