Purchase info W124 T

Hello All,
Im considering a W124 E 280 T or a E 320 T. Are all automatic gearboxes 5 speed? Does this model in later years (1995-1996) rust just as much as the
W140 and W210 so I should look for a car not later than 1994?
Is there anything specific to wach out for?
/Peter, SWEDEN
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Peter wrote:

NO, there was always the choice of 4-speed auto trans (and 5-speed man trans).

No.
The usual things like odometer fraud , the ignition lock, the effect of the emergency brake etc. Also check the awful single-blade wiper, when it is too slow it sooner or later will stop working, means a lot of money for repair. Also check if the electric closing mechanism of the tailgate functions well.
Juergen
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wrote:

Don't know of any rust problems.

eats brakes and rotors. I'm about out of the extended warranty on my 95 E320, so will be switching to after-market parts which allegedly last longer (well, allegedly because I personally can't say anything about them, but the stock Merc pads and rotos get chewed up).
Then the usual stuff from the group : head gasket, wiring harness, motor mounts, water pump, probably a couple more (I've had them all so would have to look up the service orders).
Nice car. Just did the leather a couple of weeks ago and marveled and how the rug rats failed to destroy the interior, despite their best efforts. Solid ride and handling. Great cargo room.

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Hi!
We have an E280T in the Family. 1995. 200000km on the clock, no Rust (we also have a W210 E430T from 1999 which has Rust on the doors an is already traded in for a new W211 E320T CDI), runs absolutly fine. The gearboxes are: Manual: 5speed Automatic: 5 Speed, at least the later models. I also had an 300TD T fro 1991, it had a Fourspeed Automatic transmission, I sold it 1995 with 275000 km....;-)
Niels

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