While perhaps not quite as exciting a drive as the E63 AMG Wagon from Andrew yesterday, our second new author, Craig, takes a look today at a beautiful and frugal classic Mercedes-Benz sedan in the making in this 1995 E300 Diesel. Please join me in welcoming Craig and enjoy his investigation of this no-spark!
If you’re looking for an affordable daily driver and you read this blog, you’re probably onÂ the hunt forÂ something that’s safe and reliableÂ with aÂ dash ofÂ Teutonic style. Those are exactly the qualities you’d find in aÂ W124 E-class. Produced between 1984 and 1996, the W124 hails from aÂ periodÂ inÂ Mercedes-Benz’s history whenÂ handsome form followed well thought-out function. Brawny, angular lines and a classic profile sit atop a chassis that delivered class-leading levels of safety and reliability at the time of its unveiling. The design still holds up well today; even now,Â theÂ doors on these cars still shut with a satisfying â€œthunk,â€ reminding you that once upon a time,Â Mercedes really did produce the most finely-engineered carsÂ in the world.
This late-model 1995 E300 DieselÂ would beÂ ideal for the commuter who desires a bit of understated style along withÂ theÂ frugality of an oil-burner. In this case, that’s quite literally true, since this example comes with a vegetable oil tank in the trunk.