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dwoloz 09-29-2007 05:53 PM

Turn and run? (300TD purchase)
I've really wanted a 300TD for a while but settled on a 240D that I'm a bit regretful about

Spotted this one about 40 miles from me

Has the same rust issues my current 240D in the panels. Interior is in need of help. A lot of miles at 375k. Cracked windshield.

Run or make an offer?

TheDon 09-29-2007 05:58 PM

that is some nasty rust.looks like some of it is structural.. I'd run away

winmutt 09-29-2007 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by TheDon (Post 1632922)
that is some nasty rust.looks like some of it is structural.. I'd run away

Ya that is not the "normal" kind of rust issues I have seen. Fenders are easy to replace. This looks like it has minimally affected the structure around the jack point. Not an easy fix and always poorly done when I have seen it.

Whats the asking price

junqueyardjim 09-29-2007 07:19 PM

Really, run away from that one. It is in there too far and soooooooo difficult to repair properly. There are plenty of rust free cars out there. Take your time and find a good one.

tankdriver 09-29-2007 07:24 PM

That rust looks like mine, and even though mine runs pretty strong (used it regularly on long drives), I would never sell it as a non-parts car.

JimmyL 09-29-2007 07:54 PM

I wouldn't even want any of the parts from that wagon, much less the whole thing.......

gatorblue92 09-29-2007 08:09 PM

run very fast

ForcedInduction 09-30-2007 04:03 AM

Yes, RUN! With that kind of structural rust it shouldn't even be allowed on public roads.

toomany MBZ 09-30-2007 05:50 AM

Add me to the RUN away!

BioBens 09-30-2007 08:54 AM

The list of what that wagon likely needs would be daunting. Take the steering wheel and put it in a healthier specimen, IMO.

Skippy 09-30-2007 09:31 AM

That TD looks worse than my 240D-which I tried to sell for $500 last year and couldn't. :grim:

Unless the asking price is VERY low (and then it would still be a short-term beater and possible parts car) run!

winmutt 09-30-2007 09:54 AM

The head rest slips are pretty cool.

JackG 09-30-2007 09:58 AM

I saw that one on ebay too. Parts car:eek:

kerry 09-30-2007 10:28 AM

Seems odd to have such serious rust concentrated in one place when the rest of the body does not look that bad.

chasinthesun 09-30-2007 07:48 PM

Ive rebuilt a rust bucket before ,a 69 mustang mach 1 with a full set of floor pans ,trunk pans,trunk crossmembers etc ,what a job.When it was all complete I could say it was worth it because of my final price realized ,but never will I buy anything with even the slightest amount of rust ,Ill pass it on for the next guy to tackle.

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