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Old 02-19-2006, 04:30 AM
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Exclamation 300gd In My Area!

searching through craigslist as usual and came across a 300GD in south san fran! i might just go take a look at it see how it is but at the price im to broke to take it home

http://www.craigslist.org/pen/car/135134644.html

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Old 02-19-2006, 12:01 PM
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looks

pretty nice.

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Old 02-19-2006, 12:36 PM
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Mercedes Jeep on Craigslist

Greasy:

That is the same photo a guy posted a couple of weeks ago on Craigslist,
but the jeep was in South America...( no kidding!)

Proceed cautiously...

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Old 02-19-2006, 02:10 PM
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18.5?

You gotta be kidding me. I'd laugh my way right back into my car and drive off if I heard those numbers.
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Old 02-19-2006, 02:52 PM
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$18500 is WAY too high for a 300GDt. $5-9K might be more realistic.
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:01 AM
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I found a 1991 300GD non turbo OM603. $31,000!
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:40 AM
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Those units are nice, but way overpriced.
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:08 AM
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G class is a whole other thing guys. Can't compare it to what a 123 in prisitine shape would sell for. These cars are usuallly ALWAYS above $10k... and $20k is not unheard of.
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:39 PM
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G class is a whole other thing guys. Can't compare it to what a 123 in prisitine shape would sell for. These cars are usuallly ALWAYS above $10k... and $20k is not unheard of.
Snibble is correct.

Pre 2002 G-wagons are relatively rare in this country and those that were sold pre-2002 were probably imported by either Europa or Keiser Motors at prices approaching $100K at the time! Most pre-2002 models usually fetch between $17-$27 depending on condition and engine. The diesels usually command a good price because they can be easily registered in the Republik of Khalifornia Parts can be expensive too, especially suspension parts, since most supply houses (dealers or after-market) don't do high volume G part sales.

It's all about supply and demand. Relatively few early G's in the country with a fairly good demand for them keeps the prices inflated. BTW, my '85 SWB 300GD is a blast in the desert.
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:38 PM
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There's some dealer in Portland that's asking almost $25K for an '80 280GE. In the CL ad they mention it's got 110K miles with 10K on a rebuild. Aren't these engines supposed to go 200K+ easily? That to me sounds fishy. Lack of maintenance? What else was neglected?
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:13 PM
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Well since its so old you would probably have to pay the $31k cash, plus tax ect.

Heck with that, for that kind of money I'd just finance the difference for a 1-2 year old G500. 1991 is a 15 year old vehical at this point.
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:39 PM
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lietuviali

well yeah, they shouldnt need rebuilding...but who knows, they may have driven over a big rock and knocked a hole in the oil pan. no matter how good a motor is wo oil it is a short time til it is trashed.

yeah, i have entertained the thought of a g from time to time. the rustiest least desireable model is still 7 or 8k. anything any good at all is in the mid teens or higher.

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Old 03-10-2006, 01:24 AM
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There's some dealer in Portland that's asking almost $25K for an '80 280GE. In the CL ad they mention it's got 110K miles with 10K on a rebuild. Aren't these engines supposed to go 200K+ easily? That to me sounds fishy. Lack of maintenance? What else was neglected?
Isn't the GE a gas engine or am I confused?


Most like the latter
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:11 PM
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Isn't the GE a gas engine or am I confused?
Yes, the GE is a gas engine.
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:11 PM
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and

gd is diesel. they came with as small as 230e and 240d motors. they must be frightfully slow with either of those.

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