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Old 08-08-2014, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
No, I think he's saying that $30K is a lot of money. 4-matic is great for winter driving. E350s come in the 2WD V6 gasser AND the Bluetec V6 turbodiesel as well. Several of them on the Net for a tad over $30K with low miles on 'em.
30 grand is a lot of money to most people. If I were planning on spending that much on a vehicle, I would take my sweet time and shop around. I'm sure 4matic is good in snow, but Atlanta gets about a quarter inch accumulation about once every three years. I would call that no snow worth speaking of, but when it happens there it shuts the city down to a degree those of us with snow driving experience find somewhere between comical and pathetic. I lived there for a number of years, so I've seen it myself.

Originally Posted by oldsinner111 View Post
if it was me,I hold out for a diesel
My taste in cars has changed over time, as has engine technology. I'd be interested in a diesel, but the gas engines have become a lot more efficient in recent years. With that budget and in that area I would most likely be looking at a slightly used or even new BMW 3-Series gasser with a manual transmission, but that's just me.
Anyone who thinks a 300D is fast drives too slow.

83 300D Turbo with manual conversion, early W126 vented front rotors and H4 headlights 357,xxx miles
08 Triumph Street Triple 24,xxx miles, lowered 10mm in front, Pirelli Angel GT tires, EBC HH brake pads, otherwise stock.
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