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Mercedes-Benz 230 Problems

Are you having problems with your Mercedes-Benz 230? Let our team of motoring experts keep you up to date with all of the latest Mercedes-Benz 230 issues & faults. We have gathered all of the most frequently asked questions and problems relating to the Mercedes-Benz 230 in one spot to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Mercedes-Benz 230 1990: Won't accelerate beyond 70 km/h

It's probably in limp-home mode, which means the car's computer has detected something amiss and will only allow the car to run to get you home or to a mechanic. Have a mechanic do a diagnostic check on it, which should show up the cause of the problem.

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The Mercedes-Benz W123 series was released in the 1970s so there are lots of cars out there with high mileages on their odometers. Obviously the older they get and the further they have travelled, the more likely you are to strike trouble. The 230E is the pick of the bunch, but go for a late example, from 1986, which is the best equipped. It will handle unleaded fuel without a problem and will have fewer kilometres on the clock. Another car to think about is the Volvo 240/244 series. I know that might seem a boring choice, but it is solid and reliable. Mechanically they are sound and parts are available at reasonable prices. For more information check Jon Johnson at Voldat Automotive, ph: 9553 1091.

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