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Old 09-10-2010, 06:43 PM
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my mercedes testimonial

So after a weekend trip last weekend I now have alot to say about my car. I have been driving the 300sd for awhile now waiting for the injectors to come back for the 300d. I havnt really been to trusting of it, and dont drive it out of town. The car has alot of small problems, and I fear what could come far from home. Well we went on a trip last weekend that was 1 1/2 hours away, and I knew I was coming back for a truck pull on saturday. So I decided to take the risk and drive my car that hasnt been drivin much in the last 3 years. So all in all I drove a total of 340miles without a problem. I have a new found trust in the car, and am loving the fact that I still had 1/4 of a tank left after driving 340 miles. The trip yielded 25mpg with 50/50 65mph highway and 55mph. Now im just sorting out some climate control vaccum leaks tonight and am buying a parts car to fix the interior. Just felt like letting you know how impressed I am with my vintage mercedes. And by the way I still love the look I get when people hear the clatter comming and look up to see a truck and are shocked to see an old mercedes... Sorry for being long winded, but I just wanted to share my love for the vintage diesel mercedes.

1987 300D(Erma)- #14 head, 193k
2003 TDI Beetle sold
1985 300sd sold
1987 300D(Ursala)- #14 head, 157k when sold
1987 300D(Wilbur)- #14head, 356,000+miles, sold after 7 days of owning it.
1992mercedes 300d- totaled and in a junk yard somewhere..
1983 mercedes 300sd- scrapped
1980 mercedes 300sd first mercedes diesel-sold
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:37 PM
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Glad you are enjoying it!
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:52 PM
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I hear you. I stay inside the AAA+ 150 mile radius.
'86 300 SDL '83 300D Astral Silver/Blue
354k miles.. 326k miles..
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:21 PM
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We've had our '82 300SD and '84 300CD since new and still love them. When I pull up to the MB dealership in the 300CD, the mechanics come out to admire it. Mercedes haven't built better cars since.
Houston, Texas
1984 300CD 235K miles, Elvira, one owner
1987 300TD 180K miles
1974 TR6 78K miles Sarah Jane, one owner
OBK #27
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:56 AM
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Glad you like your rides.

Good to hear you're keeping on top of things.

I wouldn't hesitate to drive cross country in either of mine.
83 SD

84 CD

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Old 09-11-2010, 10:27 AM
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Location: Anniston, AL
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Glad you're enjoying it.

Just drove mine this week on a third 1400+ mile trip since May.

75 mph/26.1 mpg.

Mine: 1987 MB 420 SEL - 61K (Dec 2019)
Mine:1991 MB 350SDL - 244K (Aug 2011)- Totalled 9/14/2016
Mine:1981 MB 300SD - 326K mi (July 1997)-sold
Mine:1994 Ford F-150 - 210K+ (Dec 2015)
Wife's: 2008 MB C300 Sport - 92K mi (April 2009)
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