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Old 04-12-2001, 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by Mr. BILL
The 300SD is a good example of a 16 year old car, but still a "Tank". The '93 is a stretch financially, I;d have to sell my '85 300D.

I know that I am biased, but I would definitely go for the diesel (since high mileage with a petrol in the Netherlands will obligate me to sell the cars that I do not use to be able to buy the needed gasoline).
The diesel engines of mercedes run a lot smoother and constant as the petrol engines and service costs of a diesel are (generally) lower.

Why would you consider to sell the 1985 300D, you can do the high mileage road trips with that car as well (I presume).

1990 300SL-24
1993 C250D
with a minor 600+k kilometer
(the Netherlands)
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