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Old 12-08-2008, 10:50 AM
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Anyone looking for an 85 300SD?

I stumbled across this. Don't know the owner, don't know the car, don't know nuthin'. Just looked like an intriguing candidate for someone.

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=252095352&dealer_id=63332223&ct=p
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:51 AM
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If the car is as described that would be a very favorable price.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:09 AM
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Did you notice the license plate ,"Florida ".The State which is known for low mileage ,one owner cars.No low mileage on her but condition looks great,this usually means a healthy amount of upkeep completed ,ask about reciepts to the seller who ever takes it for a spin.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:44 PM
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Would be a good deal for someone if the service records support the claim "Well maintained."
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:35 PM
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If the car is as described that would be a very favorable price.
$2500. for a vehicle with 289K on the clock?

Would you pay it?

I'd pass.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:41 PM
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No pics of the engine bay? Looks like low quality cell phone pics as well as low light.

If I lived there I would go check it out, and if all is up to snuff, I'd make an offer.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:43 PM
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$2500. for a vehicle with 289K on the clock?

Would you pay it?

I'd pass.
Well, I payed $1400 for my SD with 225k on it and I would guess a repaint of my SD to get the paint looking like that would cost me $500+, so maybe $1900.

Although my next Benz is going to be either a TD or CD in 1+ year from now.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:49 PM
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Interesting --- I believe someone said low quality cell phone pics...could be right - I was thinking they need to turn their flash off.

So what's up with the right front wheel --- it appears to be stripped of all paint, or painted a dark color, or totally grease/oil covered.

Also noticed a grill badge of some type -- that could 'maybe' be a positive-maybe? Could indicate the owner is aware of mileage recognition....?
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:02 PM
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$2500. for a vehicle with 289K on the clock?

Would you pay it?

I'd pass.

I paid $1500 for mine just a few months back --- 198,000 on the clock with service records up to 140,000...Owners wife talked him into a certified pre-owned Lexus, and he bought a sweet Dodge Cummins Pick-it-up...he lost interest in the SD, and to him it was just an old car leaving some oil spots on his driveway...

He thought it needed 3 new window regulators and motors-cause that's what his neighbor told him! His neighbor also told him he'd never find window motors for a car that old - His neighbor is a retired Chevy dealer mechanic...A few other minor issues that I knew were common and no big deal ----- he was firm on price, I will admit that.

So with help from fine forum members relative to the windows, $50 bucks to a friend of mine that works at a body shop - $20 in plastic jaw pieces from one of our fine on-line MB parts suppliers......My windows work fine!
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99 E300 Turbo Diesel - 362,000...Awesome Daily Driver
01 E320 Wagon - 297,xxx (wife's work car)
01 E320 Wagon - 131,000
02 Land Rover Disco SE- 110,000
87 BMW 325is (E30) Full Restore - Son's
06 Mini Cooper 'S' - Son's
87 Toyota FJ60 Land Cruiser - Showroom Condition - 152,000

84 300D - 142,xxx :cool - "Sold"
83 300D-"Sold" - 211,456
85 300SD-"Sold" - 213,789
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:07 PM
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$2500. for a vehicle with 289K on the clock?

Would you pay it?

I'd pass.
Yes if
1. I needed another 126
2. The photo's and the sellers statements remained correct. That price is not to far out of whack for this area.

Brian - I wouldn't pay that for a rust belt car
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:43 PM
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Well, I payed $1400 for my SD with 225k on it and I would guess a repaint of my SD to get the paint looking like that would cost me $500+, so maybe $1900.

Although my next Benz is going to be either a TD or CD in 1+ year from now.
Have you been quoted for a decent paint job in the last 30 years? Even if you did all the prep work yourself. Sanding, taking out molding, windows, it would still cost well over $1000. If you don't do the prep work, then the price quadruples...
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:48 PM
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Yes if
1. I needed another 126
2. The photo's and the sellers statements remained correct. That price is not to far out of whack for this area.

Brian - I wouldn't pay that for a rust belt car
At 289K, the potential for engine/trans issues is huge. A vehicle with 150K or 200K for an additional $1K is a far better value.
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