I agree that this should be a hobby car or a weekend car, not a daily driver.
This generation of Benzes has now acquired some kind of “cult” status among certain people. But I don’t see too many being used as daily drivers.
The car is rather low on power by today’s standards. It will maintain speed just fine, once you reach your set speed. But getting there . . .
Even though this car has independent suspension and disc brakes all around, the braking and handling leave a lot to be desired, by today’s standards. I seem to remember wet weather handling was especially poor.
I sure hope the engine’s healthy. There is a misconception that these diesel engines never wear out. That is untrue.
I’m glad to see that a lot of attention has been paid to the suspension, as that can be quite expensive to get back up to par. But I see no mention of the steering system at all?
rmeuropean.com is a good online supplier of parts. You can buy cheap or oem quality, your choice. For european cars, I’d choose them over rockauto
Are you a fan of these particular cars, or are you just getting into it
I mention that, because some people are absolutely shocked, when they love the looks, but the handling and braking is inferior