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Old 07-25-2002, 07:31 PM
stephenson stephenson is offline
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Great question!

I would approach it backwards ... the best driving, most powerful feeling (best torque at low RPM) was the W126 with the 3.5L destructo diesel engine. It is a great car ... same mechanicals as most other 126s, last couple of years (mine is a 1991).

Backwards because I would look for a 1991 350 SDL with a blown engine! Buy it cheap, rebuild since it looks like you are capable, and have a cheap, ultra reliable car since the engine components you replace appear to have been the only issues on the whole car!
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1991 350 SDL (200K and she ain't bent, yet)
former 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon - good car
former 1985 300 CD - great car
former 1981 300 TD - good car
former 1972 280 SEL - not so good car
a couple of those diesel Rabbits ...40-45 mpg
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