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Old 09-20-2004, 09:26 PM
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^^^^^^ thats the Old Man's, the old 107 SL is too, just want you to know hes just like all the fine older gentlemen on this forum, committed to keeping his merc pristine!!
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Old 09-20-2004, 09:29 PM
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Wow that is nice, wouldn't a Ford be a big step down? Last year in highschool someone I knid of knew got a new Explorer, an 04 I think. What a pos, I'm sorry but they are so cheap. What about a nice used Toyota Land Cruiser?
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Old 09-20-2004, 10:13 PM
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Here in Texas it'd be worth more without the Kerry bumper sticker

Seriously, we had a 1993 with about 10K fewer miles listed for sale just a few weeks ago. It was a Texas car, and the condition was pristine. This one claimed no mechanical issues, so it would have a leg up on yours. The asking price was $8600, and it sold within two weeks, so I suspect it went for fairly close to that number.

Yours seems to need about a thousand bucks worth of work, so I'd be thinking $7.5K for starters. Being a northeast car all its like may further reduce the value due to the perception of salt & rust issues.

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I agree a Kerry sticker drops its value at least 80%. And will leave it at that.

Sounds like a nice car.......wish I could afford it.
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Old 09-20-2004, 10:46 PM
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Hah you guys are great.


Well the thing is I'd love to keep this car as my spring/summer/fall car I drive on ncie days, but the budget won't allow it.

I need the money from this to buy the explorer, this thing is just undrivable in the winter, and the parts to repair the MB are just too much at 18.

My loss is hopefully someone else on this forum's gain.
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Old 09-20-2004, 11:44 PM
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This former post speaks for itself. I Think this is only fair.


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The Reasons I Need A New Car!!!!!
Here is the list of things wrong with my 300D:

1.) Idle Sensor??
When at idle (foot off gas,) sometimes it idles beautifully, sometimes it idles at 500 or lower RPM's and shakes like hell. Also, often the tachometer will simply die, the needle will rest at 0 while I'm traveling arund 30-40 sometiems even on the highway. When this happens, the car shakes uncontrollably.
2.) Sunroof.
I've taken apart the motor, it's not the motor/gears they work fine. It has to be the cable. The roof does not open by the power switch and when I attempt to open it manually it will not open. After some research I've learned I must take down the entire Headliner to get at it.
3.) Glowplugs.
The Glowplug Light does not work anymore. I simply go by the red SRS light turning off and the buzzing sound. I usually give it a few seconds after the sound/light go off and then start it. It usually works, but if I attempt to turn it on too soon the tach rests at 0 and the car shakes uncontrollably. Also, a ton of black smoke bellows out the exhaust.
4.)Rear Passenger Side Shock
Only Needs to be replaced, but I'm sure that's not a complete Pain in the Ass on this car.

The funny part about it all is, that this thing still runs like a champ. It's fussy becuase of the problems above but when it's started right and is warmed up it's sooo quick! This car will keep up with my buddy's Audi A4 1.8T on the highway! It's amazing! How can it run so well but be such a ***** at the same time?

I just can't get myself to find a new car because this thing is in PRISTINE CONDITION physically. I kid you not it has been garaged for 11 years and the paint is still glossy. One would be amazed at the exterior/interior of this car. Hand washed and interior cared for on a weekly basis.
It's just such a pain in the ass. As soon as i fix one thing, another breaks, and the cycle keeps repeating.

Anyone want to buy an otherwise PERFECT (except for problem's listed) 1993 300D with 175k on the clock? I need a Jeep Cherokee. Something American where I can go to the local parts store and get something dirt cheap instead of sending away for a $600 Vacuum pump when that breaks.



I sure am sick of fixing this car."

Thanks for listening!!!

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Old 09-21-2004, 07:08 AM
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Where are you located. I'd like to possibly see the car.
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Old 09-21-2004, 07:57 AM
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The Reasons I Need A New Car!!!!!
Here is the list of things wrong with my 300D:

1.) Idle Sensor??
When at idle (foot off gas,) sometimes it idles beautifully, sometimes it idles at 500 or lower RPM's and shakes like hell. Also, often the tachometer will simply die, the needle will rest at 0 while I'm traveling arund 30-40 sometiems even on the highway. When this happens, the car shakes uncontrollably.
2.) Sunroof.
I've taken apart the motor, it's not the motor/gears they work fine. It has to be the cable. The roof does not open by the power switch and when I attempt to open it manually it will not open. After some research I've learned I must take down the entire Headliner to get at it.
3.) Glowplugs.
The Glowplug Light does not work anymore. I simply go by the red SRS light turning off and the buzzing sound. I usually give it a few seconds after the sound/light go off and then start it. It usually works, but if I attempt to turn it on too soon the tach rests at 0 and the car shakes uncontrollably. Also, a ton of black smoke bellows out the exhaust.
4.)Rear Passenger Side Shock
Only Needs to be replaced, but I'm sure that's not a complete Pain in the Ass on this car.

The funny part about it all is, that this thing still runs like a champ. It's fussy becuase of the problems above but when it's started right and is warmed up it's sooo quick! This car will keep up with my buddy's Audi A4 1.8T on the highway! It's amazing! How can it run so well but be such a ***** at the same time?

I just can't get myself to find a new car because this thing is in PRISTINE CONDITION physically. I kid you not it has been garaged for 11 years and the paint is still glossy. One would be amazed at the exterior/interior of this car. Hand washed and interior cared for on a weekly basis.
It's just such a pain in the ass. As soon as i fix one thing, another breaks, and the cycle keeps repeating.

Anyone want to buy an otherwise PERFECT (except for problem's listed) 1993 300D with 175k on the clock? I need a Jeep Cherokee. Something American where I can go to the local parts store and get something dirt cheap instead of sending away for a $600 Vacuum pump when that breaks.



I sure am sick of fixing this car."

Thanks for listening!!!
I've already mentioned all those mechanical problems in this thread. I've been nothing but honest, but thanks for "being fair" rdanz! :p
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Old 09-21-2004, 08:21 AM
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Thumbs down You want a what ..??..??

How can you sell a diesel MB and get a Ford Exploder?? Before you commit to an American SUV, please check the depreciation of those vehicles. Look at any Exploder the same year as your MB with the same miles and see what it is worth. Check www.edmunds.com
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Old 09-21-2004, 03:29 PM
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I know!!!! I Know!!! But fellas, I need something better in the winter, and I need something that will be cheap to fix when it breaks, I dont have much Money!!!!!

I'm not made of cash like you folks!

Any better ideas in the $5-6k range with AWD?

Appreciate any suggestions...
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Yes -- for that kind of money, get a used Subaru.

If you want a good cold weather car for New England winters, get a Subaru. There is a REASON why there are so many of them on the roads in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, etc.

Compared to the Explorer, the Subarus all handle better, are better engineered, are safer in collisions, are more stable in extreme handling, have a lower center of gravity, are better better constructed, and are quite reliable. Low maintenance costs, plentiful supply of parts.

Subarus also last well, and since there are lots of them in New England, there are plenty of independent shops that do work on them.

Don't get the Explorer. I like Fords, and have owned a lot of them, but have heard these can be a real headache to own.

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Old 09-21-2004, 06:15 PM
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I just bought a 92 300D 2.5 Turbo

I paid 9500. Granted I paid a premium, but the previous owner is a friend of mine, and he was the original owner. The car was a special order with a special peril black exterior paint with 105k miles. He recently put a lot of money into the car including a new AC evaporator, a pile of vacuum components, brake rotors and pads, injectors, head line, glow plugs, AC compressor all in the last year, and all repairs were performed by the dealer with a one year warranty. I found the costs in the maintenance recorders impressive.

My suggestion would be to get the car fixed, and ask for a premium price. These cars are worth it, but you have to be able prove why the car is worth a premium to new buyer, and a good maintenance record is an important part of that.
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Old 09-21-2004, 07:43 PM
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If you want a good cold weather car for New England winters, get a Subaru. There is a REASON why there are so many of them on the roads in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, etc.

Compared to the Explorer, the Subarus all handle better, are better engineered, are safer in collisions, are more stable in extreme handling, have a lower center of gravity, are better better constructed, and are quite reliable. Low maintenance costs, plentiful supply of parts.

Subarus also last well, and since there are lots of them in New England, there are plenty of independent shops that do work on them.

Don't get the Explorer. I like Fords, and have owned a lot of them, but have heard these can be a real headache to own.

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No scooby doo's... I won't go Japanese.

I know this suonds bad, but after what they did to this country in 1941, I'm sorry, I will never drive a Japanese car, not going to help that market out.

Any other ideas? Pleasssse help me out here guys!!!
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Old 09-21-2004, 08:37 PM
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No scooby doo's... I won't go Japanese.

I know this suonds bad, but after what they did to this country in 1941, I'm sorry, I will never drive a Japanese car, not going to help that market out.

Any other ideas? Pleasssse help me out here guys!!!
FWIW, I agree completely with your sentiment on this, although I've got other reasons up my sleeve to avoid Japanese products (I'm making a special exception for that Toyota pickup, and only 'cause it's being given to me...and I still have resevations; for instance, if I can't feasibly get an M-B engine in, it's going bye-bye). It's nice to see someone else on this board who doesn't think that Subarus are the best thing since sliced bread.

This said, if you really need the 4 wheel drive, I'd suggest a truck as opposed to a SUV. OTOH, looking at the pics, it looks like you already have the Explorer, so it's a moot point.

Your car looks to be in beautiful shape...in spite of my deep-rooted fear of aluminum head/cast iron block engines, if I had the $$, I'd think about it...unless you want to trade for an '85 123? (j/k)

Good luck with selling your car, and don't worry about the people saying that the Kerry sticker knocks off 80% of its value...
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