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Old 06-18-2000, 11:22 PM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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Location: Falls Church, VA
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Before I bought it, I would make sure that the AC and heat work, no noise from the rear-end, transmission working well, finger check the rotors, look for leaks, etc. How is the turbo? These are great cars, but you will be behind the eight-ball if you have to fix more than the engine.

BTW - you are probably looking at more like $7 grand for a new engine by the time you replace hoses, motor mounts, belts and other misc. items.

For the same investment you can get a pretty good 300E. You can probably find a 300D with a good engine for $4000.

Went through this exercise when our '82 300D died.

Great cars, but buy right!

Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
'86 300E 5 speed
'95 C220 (wife's car)
'98 Porsche Boxster
Past: '79 280E, '82 300D (18 yrs), '77 240D,
4 250C's
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