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Old 01-28-2011, 06:20 PM
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looked at an 84 300SD today.... :(

So, found a 300SD, listed for 1900 bucks... original owner, so I went to take a look.

Holy piles of crap batman...

paint, macco and totally shot.

Half the switches missing in the inside, windows held up by wedges of wood.

In the engine, the air cleaner was held in place with a string.... 3 of the 4 return lines for the fuel were vacuum hose... and rotted and pouring out fuel...

was running but on 3 MAYBE 4 cylinders...

I mean I don'[t think there was a part of this car that would not have to be fixed... even the tires were shot...

320,000 miles on it.

I looked at him and ask if he was serious about the price, he was... I said 400 bucks and only as a parts car. He passed... I'm glad.

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Old 01-28-2011, 06:30 PM
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I have a hard time believing that he's the original owner since it's been treated so poorly.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:55 PM
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But don't you know that all you need to do is change the oil and it will run for ever?
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But don't you know that all you need to do is change the oil and it will run for ever?
320k and that kind of neglect, that statement may very well be true. Just imagine if it was a 84 Chevy Caprice or something.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:05 PM
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I have a hard time believing that he's the original owner since it's been treated so poorly.
I was. It was the guys mom's car. She was there also. Driving a newer 500 series. I wish I would have taken my camera with.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:26 PM
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Those are the kind of people that just buy things to destroy them. Sad that there are so many with that mentality out there.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:15 PM
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Those are the kind of people that just buy things to destroy them. Sad that there are so many with that mentality out there.
Cars are becoming more and more "throw away" as each new model comes into production, it's a shame really. I doubt we will see cars lasting like the old w123 and w126 Mercedes, the "use it up and toss it" mentality is stronger than ever these days. I think a perfect example of that is all these new cars coming with sealed transmissions that aren't intended to be serviced, those probably aren't built to last 200k, 300k, 400k etc.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:58 PM
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VW doesn't expect most of it's owners to keep their cars for more then 100K... which is why they have a nasty timing chain replacement at 105K - or so I've heard.

I've got such a rant on this... but I know I'd be preaching to the choir on this...
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:59 PM
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VW doesn't expect most of it's owners to keep their cars for more then 100K... which is why they have a nasty timing chain replacement at 105K - or so I've heard.

I've got such a rant on this... but I know I'd be preaching to the choir on this...
Most VW's have timing belts....
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... Just imagine if it was a 84 Chevy Caprice or something.

Ignorance. If you need to pick-on an American car, don't pick one of the most reliable as your target.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:08 PM
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This might be me is a couple months...

Except my SD is not a total huge POS, just full of rust. And I am only planning on asking like $800

Keep looking, you will find one.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:31 PM
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Ignorance. If you need to pick-on an American car, don't pick one of the most reliable as your target.
I hope this is joke...

By the way, that was my first car (well 86, but same car). What a heap it was.

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