This car is a good solid drive as you'd expect from the well engineered W124 model range, it has been serviced annually in my ownership and I have the service history prior to this. It has been used as a workhorse to ferry kids around and has been reliable and well used. I am currently using it and it will be available to collect from oct 6th(when my replacement arrives).
In the past two years it has had new rear discs and pads and front pads, and has had the control idle valve cleaned (easy job to do yourself if needs be). It flew through the MOT with no advisories, and I have just spent £400 on a replacement head gasket, so it now drives beautifully !
The car drives smoothly through the gears and is a very comfortable ride.
This car has MOT until April 2008, and Road Tax until Jan 2008
All headrests and seat belts are present and fully functional.
The electric tilt and slide sunroof, all windows and aerial all work perfectly
The upholstery is clean and in good order – the drivers seat is showing some signs of wear, but I guess that is to be expected on a 16 year old car!!
The Original Blaupunkt radio still installed , original ashtray present
Electric tow-bar fitted (although I have never personally used it, .
There is a lot of service history to go with this car, and detailed invoices for work which has been carried out.
The rear seat folds down to give a large space for carrying bulky items, the self levelling suspension counterbalances any exra weight being carried in the boot.
The boot of the car can be converted quickly and simply into two seats facing backwards, It is in fact a seven seater when converted, ideal for the larger family.
The bad points – well, there has to be some , it’s 16 years old !!
The rear bumper is damaged (see photograph) and there are several superficial marks to the body work which I have pictured, there is some parking damage to the O/S/R quarter and bumper, shown in one of the photos, there are also a couple of surface rust spots around the wheel arches. There are cracks in each of the rear light clusters, but this did not affect the MOT (replacements for almost any part of this car shows up on ebay frequently !)