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Old 04-13-2006, 06:06 PM
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1995 Mercedes 300D mpg

I was just driving past the dealer and saw a really nice 1995 Mercedes 124 300 Diesel.

It is not turbocharged. 606 diesel engine. Can you all tell me anything about these cars. It was sold new at this dealer (my current dealer) and has had the oil changed every 3000 miles. My favorite mechanic said that it was really "cherry" and in great shape.

The air conditioning seems week, but it seems about the same as it was on my 1992 190E 2.6.

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George

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Old 04-13-2006, 09:26 PM
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I have one of these and I love it, despite it being underpowered. Very smooth, quiet and comfortable.
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:46 PM
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Thanks!, I'm going back in the morning.
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:39 AM
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Excellent car - I love mine. But before you buy, don't take the dealer's word for it ("cherry"), get it looked at closely by a Merc mechanic.
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:57 AM
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While it's true that the warm weather has only recently arrived, I have been quite pleased with the A/C on mine (I just got the car a few weeks ago). It blows around 38 degrees (indicated) despite driving conditions and outside temperature...AND it's 134A! I'm a big fan of R-12 but this car has a much beefier compressor than my previous W123, so 134A seems to be adequate, and besides, that's what the A/C system was designed to run.
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:57 AM
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Thanks,

I actually have a good working relationship with one of the mechanics at the dealer. I always request him when I am having one of my other cars serviced (2000 ML 320, 1982 240D) I actually had my 240D in the shop when I noticed this E300D on the lot, and he and I looked it over pretty good. He knew the car, it was originally purchased at this dealer, and has had the oil changed at the dealer every 3000 miles since new. Of course it is a used car... PO traded it in on a new one.

I was curious about the mpg rating on this car. I see by you signature that you get over 30 mpg. Is that pretty easy to accomplish, or do you have to be careful to get that high? I was wondering if one could get somewhere in the mid-thirties with careful driving? (It is just sort of a way to help me mentally justify buying another Mercedes)
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:27 AM
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Mid 30's should be possible but IMHO you would have to keep the speeds down to 60-65 to achieve those numbers. The OM606 is a sweet engine, it even produces nice sounds when you give it the spurs.
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:52 PM
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If you take the plunge, you will NOT regret it!
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:06 PM
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I have a 95 E300D - what a fabulous car! I have no complaints.

AC is fine - never been an issue (I live in NC where it can get quite hot). Only time AC can't keep up is if I'm parked and idling for an extended period of time. Turning the fan speed down helps it stay cool...

As for MPG, during non-AC driving - I average 32-33 very consistantly - pretty much regardless of city vs highway (80 mph). I've never been able to go above 34. With the AC on, I average 29.

I have 217,000 on it (bought it new in 95), and change the oil every 7500 using synthetic Mobil 1. I also put in diesel fuel additive every fill up.
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:22 PM
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Thanks to all. I got it. Now I have got to go drive it some. I appreciate your comments!

George
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Old 04-14-2006, 03:41 PM
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You don't have to go easy to get 30. I drive 80-90 on the highway two hours a day, then drive in the city for about another hour or so. Driving like a madman, I get 29mpg. Driving a tad easier, I get 31mpg. If I drove the 700+ miles all highway, even at 85mph, I'm convinced I'd still get 33-34mpg.
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Cool, I just bought one of these '95 E 300's, and I'm dying to get it home! Hope it makes a wonderful commuter car, adn runs on fryer grease!
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