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Old 07-06-2003, 04:31 PM
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Looking at a 1981 240D to buy

I am looking at 240D to buy. It has 290k miles on it. It has a 4 speed stick, AC and the interior has the Mercedes Leather (Thick Vinyl) on seats

What would be a "fair offer" for this car? It runs OK, has some rust, steer stright and tight and interior not to ratty

BTW I'm new to posting here, been lurking for while and looking forward to, hopefully purchasing my first MB diesel car.

Thank you all

Mark

Cars I have own…

1967 Plymouth Fury III with 318 motor AT (Fast car, bad brakes, only drums upfront)
1964 VW Bug (Ran good needed TLC)
1968 VW Fastback with bocsh J system Fuel injection. (Germany’s REVENGE)
1977 Ford Pinto w/ 4 speed 2.2 L 4 Cyl (NOT to bad)
1979 Ford Fairmont 4 speed, 200ci 6 cylinder. (REAL JUNK)
1972 Ford LTD Brougham 400CID V8, and 4 bbl carb(A real best like an aircraft carrier)
1967 Plymouth Valiant with 170Ci slant 6 with 3 on wheel (very simple and plain)
1985 Ford T Bird w/ 5.0 L V8 2dr (Nice car ran well)
1993 Saturn SL w/ 1.9L single SHOC, 5 sp, AC and no power nothing base (over rated)
1986 Chevy Caprice w/ 5.0 L V8 4dr (Built like a tank died stripped and disposed off)
1987 Chevy Caprice W/ 5.0l V8 4dr(died of iron worm syndrome)

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Old 07-06-2003, 04:42 PM
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Welcome to the forum, if you've been lurking a while, you have already learned a lot!
I paid $1000 for my 240D 4 months agos with 239,000 miles. To get it thru MD state inspection, I had to replace rear dics, shoes, all metal brake lines and cables. It also had a very worn driver's seat and some floor rust. Neither the A/C nor the cruise control functions yet. It is a good solid driver that gets about 29mpg
Hope that helps you put a value on the car you are considering.
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Old 07-06-2003, 04:58 PM
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I think, base on posts here and ebay and other sniffing around a 240D I think i will offer $1500 assuming the rust worm has not perferated the floor, fenders and lower quaters.. and the car is some kind of drivable shape.

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Welcome to the forum, if you've been lurking a while, you have already learned a lot!
I paid $1000 for my 240D 4 months agos with 239,000 miles. To get it thru MD state inspection, I had to replace rear dics, shoes, all metal brake lines and cables. It also had a very worn driver's seat and some floor rust. Neither the A/C nor the cruise control functions yet. It is a good solid driver that gets about 29mpg
Hope that helps you put a value on the car you are considering.
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Old 07-06-2003, 06:11 PM
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I paid $1550 for my 240D with 256k miles on it. It, being an Oregon car, has no rust and is pretty straight, and the interior is pretty nice.
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Old 07-07-2003, 07:58 AM
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thanks for the feed back... the extent of the rust on my potential purchase will determine the price I might offer.

I think $1000 to ~ $1500 seems to be the working price range for this type of car.

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Old 07-07-2003, 08:08 AM
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Start at $750... you can always go up... very hard to go down...You may be the only looker at such an old slow car.... TxBill has bought many cars and driven them home offering that.
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Old 07-07-2003, 09:34 PM
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Yes, that may be a good starting point.

If the car doesn’t gives me that warm and fuzzies... I don't plan to buy or will low ball him.

I the worst, can part out car to recover costs...with the right price.

Also, this seem to be a very nice community . I'm glad I stumbled in to this place.

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