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Old 09-14-2005, 01:38 PM
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300D questions

I am thinking o buying an 81 300D and was wondering if anyone could give me some info on these cars/motors. Reliability, gas mileage, maintance difficulty, problem areas, ect. Thanks.

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Old 09-14-2005, 06:10 PM
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Just look and read and read and read

Seehad old buddy, you have found the the mother lode of Mercedes information. Right now on this forumn there are probably 30 pages comments and thinking all geared to exactly your question. Some are funny, some are serious, sometimes members panic, some times members say they are going to quit. And I know that if you are really interested there is more there then you could read in the next week. Just go down the list, probably hit the "stickies" first. The stickies are what the "guys who know" consider really valuable info. You can also use the search at the top of the page. Just type in "buy used diesel" and see what you get. The reason that I am giving you this good poop is that the guys who know do get a bit weary of rehashing, even a good old thread. Yet no question should go unasked if you can't find a good answer. So, good luck with your search, we hope you'll become a diesel addict. It's a good addiction.
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Old 09-15-2005, 03:59 AM
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300D , potentially a great car ,, I've had 2 . Current one has 370,000 and is still EXCELLENT!

Beware RUST !!!!!!!!!!!!.

The body will likely die before the mechanicals.

Service records are a big bonus. .
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:37 AM
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thanks for the hints

I am already a diesel addict! I have a 1982/85 (two trucks combined) 4x4 with a 6.2. Thanks for the info

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