190E

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  1. Paul

    Paul Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My local MB dealer has a 1993 L-reg 190E for sale that I'm thinking of getting for the wife (had enough of her poxy Rover, no offence to Mark 300SL <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> )

    It being sold as a &quot;Signature used car&quot;, it has done 83,000miles, Dark Blue with a special finish, Black / Gey interior, MANUAL, E/windows, S/roof, Alloys, Full MB history &amp; 3 owners, 1yrs MOT, 1yrs MB G/tee

    I've yet to see the car but I would assume being as it's on their forecourt it will be immaculate inside and out.

    PRICE £4495.

    What's everyones views on car/ price and 190's in general, should I go for it <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'> .

    I did read that these cars are built to &quot;proper&quot; MB standards and a good one will be a investment and last for ever if looked after, is this true?

    Thanks  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    fuzzer MB Club Veteran

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    i think the words urban and &nbsp;tank come to mind.
     
  3. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    190's or W201's as I like to call them have the best build quality.
     
  4. GrahamC230K

    GrahamC230K MB Club Veteran

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    The car is dated, but they still look good when they're mint.

    The only way to weigh it up is, what's the competition?

    Two MB's on the drive, has to be the way to go &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
  5. Matt Crooke

    Matt Crooke Member

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    Although mine is of the more mature variety (its bloody old&#33<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> ive got no cause to complain about it at all, they are a nice car all round to be honest, very solidly built. Its a shame the one you are looking at isnt an auto though.
     
  6. V12

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    Yep, bloomin brilliant cars, that will run forever if treated right.

    That price sounds harsh, but being signiture it should be a sorted car.

    If you need any bits, W201's are one of my specialities &nbsp; <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>
     
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    BTW, an L reg was the last year they made them, so it should be sound with everything sorted on it. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
  8. Steve_Perry

    Steve_Perry Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi Paul,

    My previous car was a 1986 model 190e and I was very happy with the car, as others have stated the car is put together well and virtually bullet proof.

    I'd say let your wife have a test drive and if she likes the car then &nbsp;go from there.

    By way of a comparison my old car was an '86 190e auto with 122k on the clock and I part-ex'd it for £1,000 for my current car.
    *Edit* I got my new car and traded the old one back in Jan 2002.

    The only against I could think of is that earlier MB manual gearboxes are not renouned for being that great to drive, very imprecise when moving the stick around the box. Hopefully a test drive would determine whether this would be a hinderance or not to you and Mrs Paul.

    S.
     
  9. V12

    V12 MB Club Veteran

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    Yeah, i would agree with all the 190 boxes being imprecise, even the 5 speed dogleg box from the cosworth is not that nice... <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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