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Old 04-20-2004, 05:43 PM
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The other choice was the turbo 300D which had good horsepower but it suffers from much lower fuel economy
Umm...I'll admit that he's been chasing fuel leaks, so I don't think he has an accurate fuel mileage record yet, but a friend of mine has an '84 euro 300D 4 speed, and I'm beating him in mileage numbers (he's getting 24 to 25, and I'm getting 27 to 30).

OTOH, his car's a lot more fun to drive I think his mileage numbers would go far up if he switched rear ends...
2001 VW Jetta TDI, 5 speed, daily driver
1991 Ford F-350, work in progress
1984 Ford F-250 4x4, 6.9l turbo diesel, 5 speed manual
Previous oilburners: 1980 IH Scout, 1984 E-350, 1985 M-B 300D, 1979 M-B 300SD, 1983 M-B 300D
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