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Old 10-03-2006, 08:42 PM
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Are these people retarded?

Look at this auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1983-240D-Mercedes-diesel-biofeul-veggie-oil-conversion_W0QQitemZ280033835926QQihZ018QQcategoryZ6329QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

This is an automatic (read slow-ass) 240D with high miles, bad paint, no AC, and "converted to operate on biodiesel veggie oil". Currently running for $6000. These people are just plain retarded.
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:45 PM
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Ok, thats just plain dumb.
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:49 PM
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Also look at the bidding history. It's just two Ebay newbie morons. I wonder if this is plain stupidity or a bid-up scam.
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:50 PM
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The high bidder (and 99% of the other bids) is a 0 feedback.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:11 PM
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this is becoming a real problem out here in CA.

Everyone and their mother has a beat up example of one of these, with "low" miles that have a ridiculous price tag attached to it.

Just BS, utter BS.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:38 PM
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Smells like a scam.
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Old 10-03-2006, 10:37 PM
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This is an automatic (read slow-ass) 240D

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

Seriously, though-- In town, an automatic 240D is a wonderous thing! It is smooth, quiet and I'd even call it lithe. They're slow on hills and 80mph is very taxing, true. You can't ask for a nicer experience in a car than being in 2nd and 3rd gears in a 240D.
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:35 AM
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Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

Seriously, though-- In town, an automatic 240D is a wonderous thing! It is smooth, quiet and I'd even call it lithe. They're slow on hills and 80mph is very taxing, true. You can't ask for a nicer experience in a car than being in 2nd and 3rd gears in a 240D.
thank you, ineon. this man speaks the truth.
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:27 AM
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Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

Seriously, though-- In town, an automatic 240D is a wonderous thing! It is smooth, quiet and I'd even call it lithe. They're slow on hills and 80mph is very taxing, true. You can't ask for a nicer experience in a car than being in 2nd and 3rd gears in a 240D.
Nicer experience: 2nd and 3rd gears in a 617 powered vehicle, knowing you have 60 more hp on tap than a person in a 240. *Flame suit on*
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Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

Seriously, though-- In town, an automatic 240D is a wonderous thing! It is smooth, quiet and I'd even call it lithe. They're slow on hills and 80mph is very taxing, true. You can't ask for a nicer experience in a car than being in 2nd and 3rd gears in a 240D.
Don't get me wrong, I love the 240D (as long as it's a manual ). Maybe I came too harsh on the 240D automatics, but the truth is, they are less desirable than the manuals and there's no reason any sane person would pay $6000 for this kind of example, though the fact that it's an automatic is actually the least important issue here.
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:03 PM
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Don't get me wrong, I love the 240D (as long as it's a manual ). Maybe I came too harsh on the 240D automatics, but the truth is, they are less desirable than the manuals and there's no reason any sane person would pay $6000 for this kind of example, though the fact that it's an automatic is actually the least important issue here.
I paid $600 for mine.
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Something screwy definitely went on here. Watch as it goes up for re-sale soon. Congratulations, buddy. You just won an auction on your own car.
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Seller has his other auctions private so you can't see if these guys are his shills. Fishy
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38 bids right now, looks like two people bidding against each other. Looks like it may indeed be a scam.
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:57 PM
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38 bids right now, looks like two people bidding against each other. Looks like it may indeed be a scam.
Bidding has ended for this item

Done , stick a fork in it.
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