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Old 11-13-2003, 06:24 PM
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BS. "Exempt" means DMV doesn't require the number to be reported. It doesn't provide a license to set the odo wherever the sleazy seller feels like it. What a dirtbag. I'd warn all the other bidders, if possible, if it's not a private auction. And also alert eBay about a fraudulent item posting.
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Old 11-13-2003, 11:46 PM
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I don't trust any MB odometers.

My first '84 300D (odo) was down for a year. I kept record of gallons of fuel used and advanced the odometer when I fixed it.

To me the issue is engine and tranny; compression and shifting.

One of the guys over here has a 240D with 355k miles and she is smooth and solid.

'84 300DT 298k (Aubrey's)
'99.5 Jetta TDI IV 251k (Julie's)
'97 Jetta TDI 127k (Amber's)
'97 Jetta TDI 186k (Matt's)
'96 Passat TDI 237k (Don's
'84 300D 211k Mint (Arne- Undergoing Greasecar Conversion)

'82 240D 229k (Matt's - Converted-300DT w/ 4 speed
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Old 11-14-2003, 12:27 AM
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The guy responded back to me sevral times in a very vague manner and kept on wanting me to tell him what the actual miles of the car were.

When I refused, he told me to go play my games somewhere else.
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Old 11-14-2003, 02:16 AM
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Regarding the color of the various needles, I looked closely today at the needles in my 3 cars and found out that all of them have an orange speedometer needle while the other needles are yellow with some exceptions. Interestingly, my old 300D and 240D also have an orange oil pressure gauge needle, and both of my 300D's have an orange clock needle. Does this mean that none of my cars have the original speedometer & odometer or is this a case of random color fading?
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