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Old 04-12-2001, 04:38 PM
Ron Johnstone Ron Johnstone is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Santa Clara, CA
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Are you to be reimbursed for mileage? or is all of this driving on you with a tax writeoff? Frankly, I'd go for the 300SD. I have one and it is a fantastic trip car, but if I were to be faced with many hours in the saddle, I'd put some $ into making sure that the seat fits you perfectly. On mine, I have a good sheepskin and some extra foam under it in the right places. Another point is that with a diesel, if it runs at all, it will probably get you home. $4K for an 85 in good shape is a very good price. You can drive it for a year and sell it for that. Be aware though that I get only 21 mpg on mine with mostly high speed freeway driving.
'76 240D-Sold
'78 240D-Sold
'85 300 SD, 165K-Sold
'88 300 TE, 165K-Sold
'64 Porsche 356C Cabriolet
'86 560SL 124K Miles
'94 320E Wagon, 74K Miles-128K Miles JUNKED
'06 E350 Wagon, 84K Miles
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