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Old 01-26-2014, 01:24 PM
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I Want This 1995 E300D

Really...now come on...

From the ad: 95 Mercedes E300 Diesel $3995 255,000 miles
"Talk about a Deal This is it, Local Trade. 60 miles to a gallon with this diesel Mercedes! This unit has been Serviced/Inspected and is ready for Immediate Delivery."

Better keep it a secret though. Not just every W124 can muster sixty mpg.

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Old 01-26-2014, 01:31 PM
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I love the ads for W115s and W123s that get 40+mpg when they never got that mileage new! Maybe going downhill or on the southern tip of a strong cyclonic complex traveling across a very flat highway. Alas, that would be short lived though...

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Old 01-26-2014, 01:46 PM
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What do you expect when NONE of the cars have a working speedometer...... it's as bad as the people that base their milage off the on board milage computer.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:06 PM
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That's nothing! My 1995 E300D got 70 mpg------coasting downhill from Tahoe.
I once drove the speed limit for a week just to see what fuel mileage I would get and it was 28.5 mpg over 350 miles. Not a really accurate test cause in my "normal" driving I consistently get 27.3 mpg.

How about the adds that say "only 258,000 miles, Just broken in!, these engines are known to last 1 million miles."

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Old 01-26-2014, 05:02 PM
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That's nothing! My 1995 E300D got 70 mpg------coasting downhill from Tahoe.
You probably had a fuel leak

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Old 01-28-2014, 11:39 PM
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I came across a local CL ad for an Escalade claiming 28-30 mpg. I responded to the ad asking for more detail about the mpg figure, never got a reply.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:10 AM
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I just got 27mpg out of my e300 on a 85 mph all highway trip. Maybe if I drove 55 I could get 60mpg...
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:31 AM
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I just got 27mpg out of my e300 on a 85 mph all highway trip. Maybe if I drove 55 I could get 60mpg...
Our Christmas trip was 1,677 miles on I-80 and much of it was at 75 and 80 mph (Utah has raised the speed limit across the salt flats to 80 mph!!). I was pleased to average 31 mpg in the '95 E300, especially on winter diesel.

The overall average for this car is 28.0 mpg over ~20,000 miles because most of the miles are around town. The '95-'97 E300 should get low to mid-30s at 60 or 65 mph but I don't know anyone who has the patience to drive that slow for any length of time. Besides, you'd get creamed by a semi if you tried to drive that slow.

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1677 miles $211.90 total
54.4 gallons $3.89 per gallon
30.8 MPG $0.13 per mile


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