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Old 07-12-2002, 10:00 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Northern Calif. (Fairfield Area)
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I'll say it again. When you look at the total yearly operating cost of a mid 80s 300DT or 300SD including acquisition cost, fuel, insurance, and maintenance, you can't beat it with anything else including something like a KIA. After you look at how much you're C280 has depreciated,especially with the extra miles,the cost per mile is significant without even counting maintenance. You can't look at an occasional $300 repair bill;you have to look at how many miles you put on a $4000 car. You have almost no investment.I know I got my moneys worth out of an 83 wagon I bought for $2000 with 200,000 miles on the clock. I'm getting ready to do the 315,000 mile service. Trans was changed by original owner, but engine is original. Head has never been off.

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