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Old 04-16-2002, 12:07 PM
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Question Should I Get It

I have been a passive member of this forum for a while and truly
it is a great site. I have not had to post a thread so far as I find
all my questions by doing a search and I find all the answers.

Yesterday I looked at an 85 300SD with 173K miles on it one family owned ( Passed on to son from father) it is in great shape
and I think I can have it for $4500.

The car is silver in color with brown leather interior has had the
front suspension bushings replaced recently and records upto
150K miles.

If I do get the above car based on the forum feedback, I will be selling my 85 300D with 223K miles on it. It is geen in color with
brown leather interior and the smoothest shifting 300D I have
ever driven. I have had the car for about a year and bought it
of a gentelman who had form day 1 till I got it. I would like to
sell it to someone on the forum if possible as I would then know
it found a good home. I live in the DFW area.

Your comments are appriciated.

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Old 04-16-2002, 02:04 PM
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Bill, why do I get the feeling you never met a diesel you didn't like?

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Old 04-16-2002, 02:24 PM
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For how much would you be willing to part with the 300D?
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Old 04-16-2002, 05:11 PM
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Bill,

I looked for the Airbag due to comments you had made on a provious thread. It did not have an airbag but did have ABS.
The MFG data on the 300SD is 03/85 and on my 300D 01/85

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Venkat
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Old 04-16-2002, 05:21 PM
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Dieseldaddy,

Take a look at the car and then we can work out
the details. Anything for a Diesel fan.

Tx
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Old 04-16-2002, 07:20 PM
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Heck, Bill beat me to it...

GermanStar, ask Bill how many MB's he has had and in what time frame... LOL.... Greg
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Old 04-17-2002, 04:38 PM
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Bill,

I got the 300SD. It has memory seats I did not know that
the 85 300SD came with this option. Anyone looking for a
85 300D.

Venkat
85 300D 223K
85 300SD 173K
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Old 04-18-2002, 12:12 PM
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Got any pics Venkat?

Greetings All,

Sounds like a nice addition to the family, Love my '84 model, seems to handle somewhat better than the 123 series I use to own, personal opinion I suppose. The interior seems to be a somewhat easier design to maintain as well with the harder vinyl door pieces. If you got pics of this new toy please post for all to drowl over.

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Old 04-18-2002, 02:00 PM
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Can Do,

I will try to do this over the weekend.

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Old 04-18-2002, 05:53 PM
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love them diesels

TX Bill reminds me of Will Rogers who, 'never met a man he didn't like'. TX Bills is a diesel!

Bill, Thanks for the help and your concern for us in need!
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Old 04-19-2002, 02:17 AM
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Question

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Originally posted by venkatreddytx
Anyone looking for a
85 300D.
How much are you looking to let the 300D go for? If the other gentleman chooses to pass, I may be interested...thanks!
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Old 04-19-2002, 12:31 PM
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Warden,

I am willin to part with it for a forum mumber for
$2500 and I have it in the Dallas morning News for $3000.

Venkat
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Old 04-21-2002, 03:34 PM
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Bill, the van sale's going slow...mainly 'cause, with school and whatnot, I haven't taken a steam-cleaner to it (actually, I plan to do that today)...so there's only a few Internet ads out, but after it gets steam-cleaned I'm gonna put signs in the windows...hopefully things'll speed up after that. And I'm like you in that (with the exception of engines with a GM badge on the shell) I havne't met a diesel I didn't like...even the SD-33T that cracked a piston on me a few years back...

Venkat, the price sounds good! I'm definitely interested...do you have any pics of the '85? I'm a full-time college student, so going out to Dallas isn't really feasible...but with some good pictures and a good description of it's condition overall, I think that shipping it here would be doable... If you want, you can E-mail me; my address is warden145@earthlink.net

Thanks in advance! Now it's time to clean the van out...
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Old 04-21-2002, 03:55 PM
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Warden,


I will try to post some pictures of the 300D in the next
couple of days.

Tx
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Old 04-21-2002, 04:21 PM
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Bill,

I have a question for you. On the 300D I can tell when
the turbo kicks in at about 2500 RPM as there is sudden surge in
power. On the 300SD I do not feel this kick in the back although I
feel the the car is performing per specification. The only difference
between the cars is that the ALDA has been tweaked on in the
300SD and not so in the 300D, would this be the difference.

Thanks
Venkat

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