Thread: 1982 240D
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Old 12-28-2000, 10:29 AM
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I agree with TXBill on the manual transmission. I guess us Texans stick together.

My 240D manual has gone 533,000 miles with no repair whatever, and three clutches. If you buy a $900 car with the risk of a $1,200 to $2,000 transmission bill at any time, it kind of takes away the desired economy of the car.

I personally would not even consider this car with an a/t. I bought an automatic 123 for my daughter against my better judgement. I will probably pay a price some day. I should have bought her a stick and made her learn to drive it. That's what I did with my son and he's now an absolute expert with a stick and won't drive anything else.

BTW I suspect power steering problems, may just be low on fluid or something like that.

Good luck,
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