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Old 07-02-2003, 12:47 PM
ED C. ED C. is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Charleston, SC
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I have an 88 TE (wifes kid hauler, 165k). We love the ride. It is very solid on the highway.

The big $ items that will most likely need replacement are:

A/C evaporator $2k
head gasket $1k
water pump $600
Radiator 300-500

My car has a leather interior which is showing it's age. I would rather have the MB tex. Look for a car with a good maint. history, preferably one with the above items already replaced. The 103 straight six is easier to work on than the 104, but has less power.

I drove 300+ miles through Kansas on a bus. trip in a 2003 Buick Century rental this past week. I was wishing I was in the TE the whole time.

Ed C.
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