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Old 05-20-2006, 02:41 AM
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Did I get a good deal?

Just bought a 1998 E300 turbodiesel,blue with tan, 220,000 miles for $6,000. Texas car. One owner, corprate car, an oil company. New transmission at 211,520, new injectors, a/c compressor, glow plugs at 218,625....all records,should I be conserned with the spring perches issue? Did I get a good deal? It was a fast decision, because the were about to send it to the auction. Great gas mileage.
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Old 05-20-2006, 02:54 AM
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Seems pretty good, those TDs in that body fetch usually upper teens from what I've seen. I'd take one for sure, plus you can get some decent power out of them with a tune.

I'd like to have a late E420 Sport, runs how an old 500E does but better economy.
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Old 05-20-2006, 03:03 AM
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Dude let me tell you...this diesel hauls arse! I had a 1981 240D....very slow. And I had a 1993 S350D Total POS!! engine had a bad rod or some *****. Burned a lot of oil, I mean alot!!! This one is freaking great compared to all previous diesels, but have not drove the new E320CDI looks very nice...is it a banche?
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Old 05-20-2006, 03:51 AM
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240Ds aren't known for speed. I'd take one for cruising about town as they're geared pretty low. Those 3.5L are pretty much junk.

I have a bunch of info on the new CDI, seems like a nice ride. Park Place had one up here in Bedford about a year back when they first came out. I scoped it out while pickin up some junk I ordered from the bay in the back.
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:00 PM
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Yes. That ad was dated for 2003.

$6K is more than a steal even for one with 220K miles on it. Usually they sell for around $11K 'ish with those kind of miles, in fair condition.
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Old 05-21-2006, 05:28 AM
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Yes this benz is great...perfect in and out...just a few miles..plus I hear that high mileage ones are better? I just hope to get another 150K miles out of it.
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