Date registered: Aug 2012
Vehicle: 1988 190e 2.3
Location: Bay Area, California
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Never new what all the fuss was until I got my own! Have a bunch of friends with MB Diesels, worked a little on them and liked how basically "easy" to work on amoung other nice attributes. Most of my friends have the 123 body style. Great ride.
With the price of diesel through the roof, started looking for gas engine and fell in love with the 190e. Asked a MB mechanic about them, gave some good tips and said he'd keep an eye out and call me if one came in. I was half kidding about getting one.
A week and half later, he calls me. He's got a '88, 2.3 in great shape, one owner, a/c, been in California its entire life and everything works (except cruise control) with, dig this, 280,000! Wow. That's a lot of miles. I test drove it, it handles beautifully, brakes solid. An amazing car I got. I could not be happier. Solid, love the way it drives and handles. Comes with Alpine CD stereo and Fosgate speakers. BTW, paid $1750. Amazing!
PS. My BMW lovin' friend who test drove it with me is now looking at 190's!
Glad to be hear. Great forum. Great info.