Mercedes benz w124 owner's review and buyer's guide


Hardocore
Hardocore

yours doesnt have airbags mate

Vor 3 Monate
Nil Cortines
Nil Cortines

How much hp does it have

Vor 5 Monate
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

Thanks. If it ends with "D", it's a diesel, if it ends with "E" it's gasoline

Vor 5 Monate
Nil Cortines
Nil Cortines

jaywalkur yeah yeah i know i was looking for info about if the om606 engine with 177hp diesel was fitted in this w124 chasis, btw nice car man i really love it!

Vor 5 Monate
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

It is but there are also diesel variants

Vor 5 Monate
Nil Cortines
Nil Cortines

jaywalkur but its petrol isn.t it?

Vor 5 Monate
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

167hp

Vor 5 Monate
Davide Davemik71
Davide Davemik71

Oh I forgot, the various shades of the panel painting, the Indian tailpipe and the blackened taillights give her the coup de grace, like the original nn rims and the horrible steering wheel cover. Ahahahah, sorry, now I see, you're Indian or some other Asian country. Ok, everything is explained. However, before making a video, remember to blow your nose and cut your nails

Vor 8 Monate
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

I appreciate your comments. But to each his own. The w124 is indeed a special car but they're by no means rare.. perhaps the 500e, the AMG hammer or the brabus Ev12. Those cars should be kept as original as possible because they are rare and they have value. The regular 260e though is a pretty common car and keeping it completely stock will not make it more valuable nor more attractive, except to the die-hard purist. And i'm no purist. The mods though are mostly OEM. The facelifted hood, grille and hood ornament are OEM. The smoked tail lights are OEM. The wheels and muffler tips are Lorinser. I have no idea what the steering wheel cover is but it came with the car. anyway thanks for the comment. The nails are long because i play the guitar also because i wanna annoy random people on the internet with them. Also i don't live in India. From one w124 fan to another, cheers PS: Only the 200E came with a carbureted engine. All 6 cylinder w124s are fuel injected

Vor 8 Monate
Davide Davemik71
Davide Davemik71

In my opinion it is the best E-class ever. I had a carburetor, I do not remember if it was '89 or even earlier. Fantastic. This model is truly impeccable, but what I have always wanted was the 500E, unfortunately prohibitive for the European market, especially in shitty Italy, but I had the pleasure of driving one that belonged to one of my suppliers. Spectacular. But this is a real process, cars must be kept original; all those clumsy attempts to make them look like more recent models do nothing but impoverish them and make ridiculous those who drive them. Note the space between the bonnet and the two mudguards, on the left the space is more than double that on the right. a big accident or the hood was mounted with the seat

Vor 8 Monate
Eddie Rios
Eddie Rios

Cut your fingernails mate, nice vid but it was such a pain to see your horrible xmen sabretooth nails. Lol

Vor 9 Monate
Joshua Jimenez
Joshua Jimenez

what's a good price for that po here in manila?

Vor 10 Monate
Vidi Gndy
Vidi Gndy

Mafia cars ❤

Vor 10 Monate
kashio modashio
kashio modashio

Love the w124s over engineered machines 🙂

Vor 11 Monate
Andreas Minor
Andreas Minor

ЦАЦА !!!! У КОГО НЕТ W 124 тот не МИЛЛИОНЕР!!!! ТОТ НЕ ШАРИТ В ТАЧКАХ И В БАБАХ

Vor 11 Monate
Putzak
Putzak

those rims are really ugly

Vor year
PRN_TestDrive
PRN_TestDrive

Wood trim along the doors looks very nice!

Vor year
SWF1127
SWF1127

"Disabled" sunroof generally means it doesn't work....:-)

Vor year
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

It intermittently worked before i had it disabled. It would get stuck occasionally. Curiously it would only get unstuck if you leave the car baking under the sun for a while.

Vor year
hamzi Hassan
hamzi Hassan

Hi, nice car. May i know what is your exact colour and paint code? . I want to paint my car same as you

Vor year
hamzi Hassan
hamzi Hassan

Thanks. I think it is dark blue.

Vor year
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

Not sure about the exact paint code. It's a custom color. It's a metallic, two-tone paintjob. The lower half is a slightly different shade

Vor year
King Tryndo
King Tryndo

are you gay? wtf are those nail yaaak

Vor year
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

Thank you for the comment. No i'm not gay but where i'm from, those who say "yaak" usually are ;)

Vor year
praveen wannabe
praveen wannabe

Great review

Vor year
FluffyWolves
FluffyWolves

my w124 260e 4matic are 269000 KM on 2017

Vor year
jaguarchua
jaguarchua

So which one has more character? the Merc W124 or the bimmer E36? Which is easier to maintain?

Vor year
KvAT
KvAT

About maintenance, depends on where you live. Both are old cars, they have the same old age issues. Overall the merc is a more long-lasting car built to withstand even a nuclear fallout. The beemer oth, is built for the driveability. The beemer is so, SO nice to drive, you'll never want to return to Jap cars. Long story short : -Merc = Long-lasting, easy to maintain, passanger oriented. -Beemer = (Extremely) Fun to Drive, driver oriented, maintenance is a bit of an issue if you picked a bad example.

Vor year
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

I prefer my w124 over my E36. I prefer the looks of the w124, the size, the interior. On top of that, the w124 is the more reliable car for me.

Vor year
walteredstates
walteredstates

thanks for the effort,man. as constructive feedback I would say: As you talk a bit hurried - either turn down the music, or slow down talking/improve enunciation, so music and words don.t compete. as someone with english as 2nd language, but with different accent, I missed a fair few words. Nice car, btw.

Vor year
Jestoni Magsayo
Jestoni Magsayo

Hey Jay. I send you a private message in FB. Kindly check it. Thank you

Vor year
classic kool
classic kool

Not judging you, but where I live, people that have this car live on the south side of town at the bottom of the hill, have little education, and think they are a big shot .... it's really quite amusing!

Vor year
Шераман Суеркулов
Шераман Суеркулов

Excuse me, could you please explain me meaning of phrase they are big shot

Vor 4 Tage
Haidara Om
Haidara Om

The best review for w124 I've ever seen , good job

Vor year
Евген Тар
Евген Тар

Кто это? Почему он ногти не стригет?

Vor year
epiccheese911
epiccheese911

My father had the 92 model from 1992 to 1996 (it's still in the garage and I use it as a secondary car) and it has the same lights and rims of the 80s model you mentioned so I think they were all the same but they were custom built for the customer

Vor year
epiccheese911
epiccheese911

jaywalkur Yeah you're right the one we own is from the Lebanese market so probably it's the same than the European

Vor year
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

Headlights don't change from 86-93. The one in the photo has aftermarket clear corner lights but the headlights are the same. The 8 hole wheels are usually found on the 93-95 models. 15 hole wheels for the 92 or earlier but may vary depending on where you bought the car and its trim level.

Vor year
Trevor Jermaine
Trevor Jermaine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmHHNqHUz9k An in-depth discussion about my W124 Mercedes. Check it out!!!

Vor 2 years
Snezhana Vahtin
Snezhana Vahtin

DUUUUDE , your nails are pretty

Vor 2 years
Ervin Paja
Ervin Paja

...

Vor 2 years
Khaled Khelewy
Khaled Khelewy

Guys please need your input, looking for a 94 w124 e320 with 136k miles , the car look really clean , good price as well. Should I go for it ?

Vor 2 years
Gerry Reggea
Gerry Reggea

No problem, I am happy to assist in any way, I see you have alot to chose from? W124, W140 now E32? I think you need a much simpler car for daily use and also one that you can work on, it is not that hard especially for 124 there are alot of DIY jobs on MBworld I am a member too :). On facebook there are pages W124 enthusiasts and many other if you need help you can get by posting, there are pdf's and many website explaining how to do some specific jobs you just need the tools. It will save you a lot of $$ buying the right parts and fixing, but if it is a complex job you can always consult an independent garage (dealers are always expensive). Remember to buy any car with maintenance history and go with what your heart wants,if it is W124 or W140 or E32 then take it, you will be more happy. All the best in your purchase sir.

Vor 2 years
Khaled Khelewy
Khaled Khelewy

wow thank you so much for the info and your time. I haven't worked in cars a lot , but willing to learn , since three is a ton of videos and writing info in (MBWorld) i can stay a week without a car so i think i will have time to learn how to work on them. W126 are fantastic cars the only one i found is the 300se which i think its a bit slow for my liking ,a 420sel or oh my the 560sel will be my car if i can find a clean one. again thank you so much for your time. ps; there is an e32 manual 735i 4 hours form me. he wants 3k the car looks clean and lot of maintain done to it ,176k. its a bit above my budget.

Vor 2 years
Gerry Reggea
Gerry Reggea

No problem,I am happy to help you. First of all there are factors to consider, will you be working on your car? if yes go for W124 it is simpler and easy to work on and fix than the W140. I love the W140 as much as the W124(Not more than W126) if I had money I would have all of them. Leave the W210 alone alot of electrical problem(I read about them) and engine rebuild, already tells you it is prone to problems!!.Considering price, W124 is cheaper both buying and maintenance against the W140, in the long run the W140 will consume alot of gas than W124(depends on the engine and how you will drive). But if you are rich(or earn good money) go for the W140 as it will be serviced by dealer or independent garage.You will have 'class' too with the W140 (I could do that). if you get the S500(or S420) it is more reliable than the S600 V12 engine. BTW I drive a BMW E34 I work on it alone, I am a DIY guy and love german classics. Next car is either W126 or C124(coupe) as a project car(if I will be rich). All the best in your purchase sir.

Vor 2 years
Khaled Khelewy
Khaled Khelewy

thank you so much for the reply , I was looking for Mercedes on CL , found a W140 S500 150k 96 he says it has service records , and found a W210 2001 e430 V8 with 205k rebuild engine with 60k. the W140 looks clean and really like the body style , do you have any experience with them ? or should i go for the W124 thank you so much.

Vor 2 years
Gerry Reggea
Gerry Reggea

Go for it man.... do not leave it, though I understand (some not all) 320 has problems if the headgasket hasn't been changed. cheers.

Vor 2 years
Jarrod Muñoz
Jarrod Muñoz

what do you prefer performance wise and looks wise 94-95 e320 or 86-87 300e?

Vor 2 years
Gerry Reggea
Gerry Reggea

The later years of production are usually adviced as they corrected all the problems on earlier models. so go with newer years 94-95, though I understand (some not all) 320 has problems if you haven't changed the head gasket. cheers.

Vor 2 years
Jerry qin
Jerry qin

I bought a e320 1994 with the same w124 Chassy for high school. It's a little bit beat up but I guess still in good shape. It's got 220000km on there. Do you guys think I should keep the car or sell it?

Vor 2 years
Palaniappa Kalairajan
Palaniappa Kalairajan

Keep it. It will be a classic car soon. It's a beautiful design too. I love this car.

Vor 3 Monate
TheMuzikall
TheMuzikall

Jerry qin ..I hope u Kept your car. .mine has 228K miles...all the extras still work...major components replaced..radiator..fuel pumps....wiring loom😥..over £1k for that..MB only...heater motor..coils. .battery...diffs /tranny fluids changed..next phase..bodywork

Vor 3 Monate
Hardocore
Hardocore

It will outlive you if you treat it properly

Vor 5 Monate
KvAT
KvAT

Jerry qin keep it. The Germans really outdid themselves in this car. It'll run until you have a decent job

Vor year
Omid Haghgooyan
Omid Haghgooyan

im buying a 1994 E420 V8 with 230000km on it. its got new rims and tires, it has body spacer for the tires and its lowered. Also its fully repainted with factory paint. its very very clean but i worry about everything other than looks.. im buying it for $6000 canadian dollars. what you guys think

Vor year
Зарина Султанбекова
Зарина Султанбекова

merc coupe 124 http://youtu.be/k2fAIsB8kp4

Vor 2 years
kashio modashio
kashio modashio

Зарина Султанбекова very nice!

Vor 11 Monate
Natia Natia
Natia Natia

fleyboy

Vor 2 years
Tomasz g
Tomasz g

hello . can you please tell me what is the exact size of the wheels i mean how wide and what is the offset . thank you

Vor 2 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

No modifications in this video but i had the front fenders slightly flared so they wouldn't rub. This video was taken after the fender flaring. You'll barely notice it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAieuzyd04Y

Vor 2 years
Tomasz g
Tomasz g

have you done any modifications to fit them ?

Vor 2 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

Not sure about the offset. They're 18in lorinser LM5s. 8.5 inches wide, i think. I'm using 225/40/r18 tires

Vor 2 years
Dzul Jimm
Dzul Jimm

what suspension that u used?

Vor 2 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

I just used shorter springs. No other modifications to the suspension.

Vor 2 years
Simon Inglis
Simon Inglis

My W202 and 203 became embarrassing. Rust, when you're wheel arches start crumbli ng in your fingers that kid in the ricer Citroen Saxo has every reason to laugh. Our 1988 W124, built from titanium!

Vor 2 years
Абылайхан Раисов
Абылайхан Раисов

у него че ногти бабские??

Vor 2 years
Hanly2
Hanly2

what wheels are they?

Vor 2 years
Hanly2
Hanly2

+jaywalkur sick

Vor 2 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

18in Lorinser LM5

Vor 2 years
Arturs Arturs
Arturs Arturs

Whats with that fuckin nail?

Vor 2 years
Arturs Arturs
Arturs Arturs

+jaywalkur cool...

Vor 2 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

+Arturs Arturs I play the guitar

Vor 2 years
Exil
Exil

that' s a fricking Nice car!! ♥

Vor 2 years
John D
John D

the E doesnt stand for Executive. It means "Einspritz" - fuel injection ;)

Vor 2 years
sashimimann
sashimimann

Nice car! Happy Motoring!!

Vor 2 years
jojie claudio
jojie claudio

nice car.

Vor 2 years
Michael Nielsen
Michael Nielsen

Love the paintjob! My first car was a ´87 W124 260 E - like yours it was also upgraded to the ´94 facelift (I also had the trunk lid and rear bumper upgraded). Regarding the last facelift and introduction of the E-class designation - the 260 E and 300 E were replaced by the 280 E and 320 E from model year 1993; then, with the facelift, these became E280 and E320. The 400 E was in fact a 4,2 litre engine - for some reason, Mercedes preferred "round numbers" in the early 90s. This is most obvious in the 140-series S-class, where you had 300 SE(L), 400 SE(L), 500 SE(L) and 600 SE(L), as well as the diesel engines. The 300 SE initially had the 3,2-litre M104, and later also a 2,8-litre engine (known as the 300 SE 2,8). Like the W124, the 400 SE(L) had in fact a 4,2-litre engine. These were later known as the S280, S320, S420, S500 and S600. The complete engine range in the 124-series should be something like the 200, 200 E, 220 E, E220, 230 E, 260 E, 280 E, 300 E, 300 E-24, 320 E, 400 E, E420, 500 E, E500, E36 AMG, 200 D, 250 D, 250 D Turbo, 300 D, 300 D Turbo. The 260 E and 300 E, as well as the 300 D and Turbodiesel, were also offered as 4WD 4Matic-versions. There are some minor differences throughout the markets, like the US where the 260 E was known as a 300 E 2.6. Really love the M103-engine in the 260 E and 300 E - bought a ´92 300 SL with this engine a couple of years ago, and although it surely could have some more horses under the bonnet, the sound is just amazing! Also have a 1997 S420 L that is just a thrill! :)

Vor 2 years
Farhan Hameed
Farhan Hameed

Very nice.., I drive a 2000 Nissan, I also want to restore it

Vor 2 years
idfk
idfk

the interior is so well kept

Vor 3 years
Slava D.
Slava D.

No, this is the very bad one! Ugly and bad painted

Vor 2 years
idzdasya
idzdasya

good car. but your nails are killing me

Vor 3 years
Mark Basnight
Mark Basnight

Beautiful car. That's an amazing paint job. It's not factory paint, right? Were there any challenges in painting the lower body panels? I have a 1995 E320 convertible.

Vor 3 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

+Mark Basnight Thanks. Nope it's not a factory paintjob. It's actually a two tone finish. The top half is slightly darker than the lower half although it's barely noticeable. I don't remember the body shop having challenges painting the lower body panels. The lower mouldings can be removed prior to painting or they can be masked

Vor 3 years
По Кайфу
По Кайфу

он менял передний капот

Vor 3 years
Jan Sax
Jan Sax

+Slava D. это моя купешка ....диски на 17...и мягкая и красивая тачка!http://www.instagram.com/p/8hWp2xhwu0/

Vor 2 years
Jan Sax
Jan Sax

+Slava D. все отлично смотрится! диски класс! ездят люди и никаких проблем! практичность и красота гармоничны!

Vor 2 years
Slava D.
Slava D.

+Jan Sax не видел ты нормальных 124х, а посадка тут стандартная , просто катки огромные, походу 19е - он с ними вообще ехать не будет, и трусить будет на каждом камешке.

Vor 2 years
Jan Sax
Jan Sax

+Slava D. все в этом мерсе отлично...и диски и посадка не "задранная" высоко, как любят в сельской местности делать...покраска отличная!

Vor 2 years
Slava D.
Slava D.

Да там пиздец, а не машина - уваленный, страшно покрашенный , пустой дорестайл, со спертыми электросиденьями! Это просто пиззз

Vor 2 years
Lion Heart
Lion Heart

Nice Car!! I'll chose these W124's over any newer cars now days I currently own a 2006 W203 and a 1987 300E I like my W124 better!!

Vor 3 years
Jabo Paz
Jabo Paz

Nice 124 Brother! I have my w124 91 model. Do you know any clubs for Benz owners in the Philippines? Or 124 specific clubs

Vor 3 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

+Jabo Paz MBCP mercedes benz club of the philippines. You can search for them on facebook

Vor 3 years
Voxiripeer
Voxiripeer

What instrument do you play, I can't not help to notice your big nail, I personaly play Guitar and Either I glue some fake nails for competition or I leave mine gorw and feil them to the angles that I need to play.An now to the topic, I curenty got myself a MB 124 230E I like it how it drives although it doesn't have so many Optios on it I belive I can buy from donor cars to get some power windows . and ofc I need another central console for it I belive..

Vor 3 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

+Voxiripeer I play the guitar as well. Yes, if you want to convert it to power windows, you'll need a new center console

Vor 3 years
asiaball
asiaball

Pinoy! That distinct accent...

Vor 3 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

tenk you por watsing da bijo

Vor 3 years
Nolan Roach
Nolan Roach

Cut your damn finger nails

Vor 3 years
schwartz wolfe
schwartz wolfe

Nolan Roach I had to turn the volume up because I thought it was a chick.

Vor year
patayalama
patayalama

awesome video.. thinking of fully converting my 80s W124 to the 90s.. this will help me on what to look for... cheers

Vor 3 years
Moscow }
Moscow }

задний бампер выдает ее))

Vor 3 years
Moscow }
Moscow }

Не превз. красота. Или как первая любовь 😍 кажется так))

Vor 3 years
Dastik Kim
Dastik Kim

+Dastik Kim без кандея в тропиках

Vor 3 years
Dastik Kim
Dastik Kim

руль тоже

Vor 3 years
renshoota
renshoota

Your missing the plain 200, 200E, 230E models

Vor 4 years
Arthur Bane
Arthur Bane

Music pretty much makes the video good. But a title is little misleading. If your naming it buyers guide I think that you should talk more about what to look out for when buying a car like this. Althou, I guess knowing how different facelifts look is a plus.

Vor 4 years
Arthur Bane
Arthur Bane

Can't wait for the new video. Although, make sure you take your time and cover as much as possible. Xander is gorgeous. I hope I will be able to make my future w124 something similar to it.

Vor 4 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

+Arthur Bane I tried to keep the vid under 10 mins so i didn't go into a lot of detail.  but i'll be uploading another vid on how to check the car more thoroughly. Thanks for watching the vid and for commenting 

Vor 4 years
Arthur Bane
Arthur Bane

+jaywalkur Yeh I watched the whole video I know that you talked about it. I'm just saying that you should have focus more on the mechanical side of things according to the title. Since I intend to buy w124 in the near future a more detailed look at it's faults and common problems would be very welcome. So if you made a second video looking more at the mechanical side of the car or advices what model/year/engine to get that would be great. And lastly, I've never played a guitar so I couldn't know. Thought it was some weird fashion fad hehe :D

Vor 4 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

+Arthur Bane I did talk about what to look out for when buying a 2nd hand w124 for a few seconds in the last part of the video, Maybe i'll create a more detailed video about how to check mechanical components etc.THanks for the feedback.I play the guitar so the long fingernails have a purpose. 

Vor 4 years
Arthur Bane
Arthur Bane

Also get those nails cut. 

Vor 4 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

Here's a video that I created to help out those who are thinking of getting a mercedes w124. #w124review   #w124walkaround   #mercedesbuyersguide  

Vor 4 years
Jan Sax
Jan Sax

+jaywalkur thanks :)

Vor 2 years
jaywalkur
jaywalkur

 Nice car

Vor 2 years
Jan Sax
Jan Sax

http://www.instagram.com/p/8hWp2xhwu0/ it's my car

Vor 2 years

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