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Old 10-21-2004, 02:47 AM
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Why the flood of 240D's on E-Bay ?

All of the sudden E-bay is flooded with 240D's...... is it cause diesel prices have gone up and it's no longer economical owning one of these ?

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Old 10-21-2004, 03:23 AM
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I hope the price of diesel will drop the value of these cars for a short ammount of time, so I can snag me up a few of them...
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Old 10-21-2004, 07:36 AM
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There are a lot. I normally follow 300td's on ebay but after you mentioned all the 240s, I had to take a peek.

The one in Fla. [yea, I know-a fla. car], with the 4 speed looks the best to me. Mileage seems accurate....The one in Texas-not so sure that mileage can be accurate.

Just my 2 cents.

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Old 10-21-2004, 08:02 AM
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Could there be an influx of flood cars?
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:14 AM
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Could there be an influx of flood cars?
Scary thought and excellent point. As I continue to become familiar with my '87 & '84 I can't help but wonder how many major repairs have escaped reporting . . . clean CarFax on both however Certainly going to slow me down on making additional purchases.
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Could there be an influx of flood cars?
I think you pegged it.

Also, winter is a normal time for diesels to come up for sale.
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Old 10-21-2004, 10:42 AM
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I've been watching 240D sales for about 2 years, and don't consider 11 cars for sale at one time to be a flood. That's pretty typical, but there was a period of time this summer when a lower than normal number of cars were coming up. I was shocked a few times to see only 2 or 3 at one time. 10-12 is more normal.
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Old 10-21-2004, 11:59 AM
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Could there be an influx of flood cars?
yes, I think so. But like my Uncle said not ALL of Fla. was flooded. he lives in Orlando.

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Old 10-21-2004, 01:03 PM
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if that florida one was only cheaper....
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Old 10-21-2004, 01:18 PM
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I'd only want a 240 if I could find a manual one, 28 seconds to 60 is a biiiit too long for me(automatic), :p I haven't timed my 300SD yet but I am guessing below 12 seconds, it moves. As for fuel prices, I wouldn't doubt that possibility, diesel right now is 2.26 here!!!! And premium is at 2.09!!!!!
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Old 10-21-2004, 01:21 PM
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the nice 240D has a reserve of $7,500 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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FYI re the Fl car: Palm Coast is 30 m north of Daytona Beach. They were spared most of the brunt of the three hurricanes, as opposed to Palm Bay near Melbourne which got hammered. I would not worry about flooding. However Palm Coast is nearer the ocean. I personnally would avoid any car near the ocean. Also Palm Coast is a new development which did not exist not too long ago. I doubt it's an original Florida car.

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Gah! And a few months too early for my purchase. I have been following it, but I have wierd demands in a 240D. I want an automatic, preferably with a grey or black interior/dashboard. I would like power windows and a sunroof but they are no biggie.
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I would stay away from a FL car unless you can prove it has never been underwater. I have been seeing a lot of FL cars for sale. Just like boats the market is now flooded with damaged boats.
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I'd stay away from any Connecticut car unless you can prove it's never been driven in winter. Na na na na nya nya. :p

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