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Old 06-12-2013, 11:43 AM
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Zacharias Zacharias is offline
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I am certainly no expert on 190e models but it was my impression (from previous lists where I was on, where gas and diesel discussions were mixed) that the bulk of the issues were with the 2.3s.

I have always heard that the second-generation 2.6s were vastly improved cars over the first gen, which apparently were referred to dismissively in Europe as the "Mercedes Citation" (in reference to the infamous first-generation GM FWD cars) because of their shopping list of faults and weaknesses.

All that said, they are not up to the standards of a w124, IMO. However, they sell very easily, around here anyway, not based on rep but rather on the perceived modern-ness of the package overall.

2002 e320 4matic estate│1985 300d│1980 300td
Previous: 1979 & 1982 & 1983 300sd │ 1982 240d

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