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Old 05-14-2013, 11:53 AM
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Car and Driver editor owns a 300d w123!

Eddie Alterman's 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo Diesel - CAR and DRIVER - YouTube

call it a modern review of an old car. nice!
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:07 PM
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I'm not a big fan of the magazine, but this is nice to know. Wonder how often he drives it?
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:25 PM
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Eddie clearly understands why we keep and love our old diesels.

"Buster" in the '95

Our all-biodiesel family
1995 E300D (W124) . . 226,000 miles My car
1996 E300D (W210) . . 300,000 miles Wife's car
Santa Rosa population 170,685 (2012)
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . 696,685

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Old 05-14-2013, 01:41 PM
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Very cool!
1977 MB 240D 4 speed 141K - Weekend Toy
1991 MB 300TE 5 Speed 268k - My DD
1993 MB 400E 129K - My other DD
2014 Honda CR-V 24k - Wife's DD

1979 MB 280E 90K - Sold
1983 MB 240D 238K - Scrapped
1984 MB 300D 347K? - Sold
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:16 AM
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Nice find! Thanks for sharing. Yes it is a very honest car. Even Mike of Wheeler Dealers said so on his 230E W123 episode.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:39 AM
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Of course its an Oregon 123, We have about 50% of their total production living up here, LOL!
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83 300D N/A Euro (Sold recently )
84 230E Euro (Parked) posbl. broken flywheel or worse (for sale soon)
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:37 PM
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I just sent him an email inviting him to join the forum.

Maybe we can help him get that trunk open

Now: 1985 300d │ 1980 300td
Once upon a time: 1979 & 1982 & 1983 300sd │ 1982 240d

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