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Old 06-12-2001, 11:38 AM
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4 months ago I picked up a Diesel ('92 300D 2.5turbo) for a work car, and I like it a lot. Took some getting used to, but it's a great car. First off, it certainly doesn't run like a gas car-acceleration is not as urgent. However, it goes pretty darn good, and once rolling over 25mph it has quite good acceleration, if not neck-snapping.

As to noise/vibration/harshness, if you are inside the car it is virtually indistinguishable from a gas car, other than making a different engine noise on acceleration. Going down the road at virtually any speed, I dare anyone to be able to tell the difference. A very well engineered car.

I get nearly 40MPG with my D, and that's driving it fairly aggressively (remember, I'm accustomed to a 500E which is a bit more spirited in its responses). It started with no problem during the coldest weather, and that was without being plugged in.

Good luck in your decision.
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