No, there were about 300 '88's with manuals and about 700 '86's with manuals that were imported by MBUSA.
The MB manuals are as durable as any properly built, constant mesh manual. The only need for them to need repair is if they have been abused or driven by someone not very good with a clutch. My 240D has 533,000 miles and the transmission has NEVER been apart. It is on its fourth clutch.
Have a great day,
Last edited by LarryBible; 05-12-2003 at 07:10 AM.