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Old 04-07-2012, 12:48 AM
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Drove a 300CD today for the first time +++

I have owned a couple of 300D's and a 300SD but I had never driven a 300CD. Well I drove a 85 300D today and I am really impressed. It drives sportier, holds the road better and has a lower seat position than the sedans. I had always wondered why the coupe received great reviews in the diesel forum. Now I know. BTW, it was Red/Tan, a beautiful color combo.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:49 AM
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Another Benz in your future?
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:59 AM
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So I just need to shorten the wheelbase a bit then...
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:49 PM
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I have owned a couple of 300D's and a 300SD but I had never driven a 300CD. Well I drove a 85 300D today and I am really impressed. It drives sportier, holds the road better and has a lower seat position than the sedans. I had always wondered why the coupe received great reviews in the diesel forum. Now I know. BTW, it was Red/Tan, a beautiful color combo.
The 85 is better than all the earlier ones--The really got the gearing right,, mine is a good bit quicker than a sedan wagon in stop and go in town for sure, and they luv to gobble up the highway.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:56 PM
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Another Benz in your future?
I couldn't resist.....
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85 300CD Signal Red/Tan sold
83 300D Manganese Brown 109K
97 E420 Midnight Blue 197K sold
98 BMW 328i Vert White 100K, sold
95 BMW 525i White 125K, sold
93 BMW 525iT Red 193K, sold
95 E320 Green Wagon 125K, sold
94 E320 White 127K, sold
85 300SD 156K Grey (Annie), sold
84 300D Lapis Blue 170K (Judy), sold
99 ML 320 Black (lease), 1998 C230 White (lease)
00 Honda S2000 Red (lease)
86 Mercedes 300E (sold)
84 Porsche 911 Red (sold), 1965 Porsche 911 White (sold)
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:20 PM
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I thought the only difference on the couples was less doors, different seats and the roofline was lower. Are there actual suspension differences? I've looked at a couple and they seemed 100% 300D underneath....
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:37 PM
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