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Old 10-01-2006, 05:42 AM
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1981 300GD Turbodiesel

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1981-MERCEDES-300GD-TURBO-DIESEL-CONVERTIBLE_W0QQitemZ160032955524QQihZ006QQcategoryZ31854QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

For the (Currently) low price of $15,600 you can have an ultra-rare turbodiesel 300GD! If you win, all you have to do is go down to Costa Rica and pick it up.
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:47 AM
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So was this a gray market import?

Very sweet.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:18 PM
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Not really an import right now, it's south of mexico!
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:26 PM
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That sure looks like a lot of fun! I like the manual trans.
No A/C ?
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:50 PM
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Id rather take the trip down to guatemala again and buy one for less then $5K. They arent very expensive vehicles if everyone in guatemala city was driving one around.
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:21 PM
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It was imported once by Europa, so it should be set to re-enter the US. It looks like it has CA plates on it.
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:40 PM
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Is 28 mpg too high? What should it be?

With the low odometer reading, still looks new - any guesses on what a fair price would be?
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:03 AM
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28 mpg would be good for a 300D with that engine. I find it unlikely that a heavier, less aerodynamic vehicle, most likely with a higher gear ratio could get the same mileage.
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I think anything between 18 and 25 would be realistic because of it's mass and drag of 4X4 parts.
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It looks like it has CA plates on it.
Nope thats costa rica plates on it. In central america the plates are the same size as US plates.
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He's been trying to sell that on craigslist for 5 months now. I wish he'd get the hint.
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:44 PM
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Costa Rica has a craigslist??
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Naw, he puts that ad in the Houston Craigslist.
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My neighbor has a 1992 GD350 (6-cyl).

And a gasser cabrio G.
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