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Old 12-02-2019, 01:00 PM
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1998 E300TD

Hello,
I recently purchased a 1998 E300TD for the purpose of long distance driving. It fits my criteria and budget.
It has 201k miles on it and has been well kept (interior and exterior). Here's a photo.
Pelicanparts' forums helped when I purchased my first Porsche. I hoping not to need much with this Mercedes, but you might see me ask question or two from time to time.

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Old 12-02-2019, 01:22 PM
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Nice one, saving for a nice example as we speak.
Tired of buying jalopies.
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:06 PM
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Nice one, saving for a nice example as we speak.
Tired of buying jalopies.
Nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes. Off all of them and get one good one. All of the money invested into junkers and still having junk yields you a good example.
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:21 PM
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Nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes.

if you have somebody work on it and they don't specialize in old mb then yes they can be expensive.


if you do your own work they are actually cheap (not as cheap as certain japanese or us cars/trucks but still reasonable)
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:44 PM
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Thanks FoG, Chris and Jake,
The car is in good shape. I'll upload some more photos soon.
So far, I had an alignment done and resurfaced the head lights.
I've been enjoying the luxurious and comfortable ride and the 220HP.
I still have a few issues:
- passenger window goes off track and I have to push it towards the back to close.
- the head liner near the rear window is flapping in the wind, but still attached at the edges.
- one of the return fuel lines (maybe two) is leaking.

I've put 1,500 miles on the car and am beginning to trust that it is reliable.

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