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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.

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Old 09-10-2010, 07:37 PM
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Glad you are enjoying it!
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..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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:27 AM
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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.

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