I suggest you read on the other post of mine "is mercedes too troublesome". some interesting things people have to say. As from personal experience and the experience my friends have with the W124, if you're looking for a 'turn the key and go' type of car this most definitely will not be the car for you. It might have been if it was a low mileage car but with this mileage you're bound to have a lot of expensive repairs coming your way. Believe the others when the tell you the same thing.
Whether you think you can or cannot, Either way you're right!. by Henry Ford.