Likely the best car I've ever owned.
January 5, 2019
Rides like an S-Class (air suspension).
Handles better than anything it's size.
Strong diesel engine.
Simple infotainment system compared to modern cars.
Simple engine systems compared to modern cars.
Diesel engine is used all over Europe as a taxi cab (and cars used as taxis tend to be some of the most reliable, because they have to be.)
Suspension can be raised; this is useful in Houston when it floods!
Lots and lots of room!
Likely will need repairs as it get older/more miles. But, I bought it for only $14k, so what can I expect.
Some plastic creaking. But, what can you expect from an older German car? You get something with a sophisticated suspension, but they pay less attention to creaking plastics.