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Old 04-08-2003, 04:38 PM
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Yeh, the SD is a bit noisey at cruise. But not real bad. My wife has a '96 Chrysler Cirrus. Now that's a noisey car! The road noise at freeway speeds gets annoying real fast. Makes the diesel quiet by comparison. I've never ridden in a newer gas Benz. Must be whisper quiet on the road.
You just have decide what you want. Gas mileage, or power. I find the turbo-diesel to be a nice compromise. Sufficient power, very comfortable, and a consistant 25mpg no matter how you drive it. Plus I'm one of those crazy ones that just likes diesels. But my next Benz will probably be a gas-powered. I want something like a 560SEL or SEC, or a 560SL. That would be my boulevard cruiser
past MB rides:
'68 220D
'68 220D(another one)
'67 230
'84 SD
Current rides:
'06 Lexus RX330
'93 Ford F-250
'96 Corvette
'99 Polaris 700 RMK sled
2011 Polaris Assault
'86 Yamaha TT350(good 'ol thumper)
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