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Old 10-05-2003, 02:05 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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Location: Evansville, Indiana
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Driving a 220D is, well, a leisurely experience. One learns to wait for openings is traffic, for instance, to avoid getting rear ended!

Open road driving is fine, but expect lots of people to pass you. Wave nicely, they must be going someplace important, like the ditch ahead.....

Handling is superb. The chasis is designed to go 120 mph with a big six in it, so you will never approach the handling limits unless you are goind downhill with the clutch in (not recommended) and you will never need to downshift for down grades.....

They are a bit noisy, the don't accelerate very well (I have an auto tranny, be glad you don't!), and the AC will almost stop the car, but they ARE a classic Benz, both in styling and driving. Quite a nice ride, and 30+ mpg too.

1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!
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