The funny thing is that I had no simptoms whatsoever before my car just died on the freeway (when the brushes went bad). Yes, the 260E is a workhorse and my goal is 500,000 miles in the next 10 years probably.
1984 MB 300D Turbo Diesel W123 Sedan 132K
1987 MB 300D Turbo W124 Sedan 295K
1983 Porsche 944 104K
1989 Audi 80 Quattro 180K
2002 Audi A6 3.0 Quattro Avant 49K (Wife's car with warranty