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Old 05-05-2004, 04:59 PM
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1995 300d

I'm thinking of buying a 1995 300D. It has 151,000 miles, but runs and drives great. The only thing that doesn't work is the outside temperature display on the instrument cluster, but I can live without that. Are there any typical problems with this particular engine? I have a 240D now and have had a 300CD, but no experience with the newer diesels, so I'm not sure of what to look for. Also, what is a fair price for such a car? It has all the records and has always been serviced by the book. I think I can get it for $6,500-$7,000. Is that on target or hi/low? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can say that after driving my 1980 240D this 300D will fly and is really quiet.
James Duffey
Atlanta, GA
1963 MGB
1972 300SEL
1980 240D
1989 300SEL
1995 E300D
2000 Audi S4
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Old 05-05-2004, 07:32 PM
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I really like mine.. My wife drives it now that I have the '85 and she absolutely raves about it. THe miles are a bit on the high side but that is better than being too low; you want the diesel to have been driven vs. being a garage queen.

If you could score it for $7000, that would be a killer deal in my opinion. I guess with the new CDI's out, there will be a shift downward for older model diesels.

Don;t think there are any issues per-se with the OM606... There are some reports of hard-to-extract glow plugs that can break off because of the length of them, but that is not common as I understand it. I did replace the wiring harness on mine but that is frankly a Do-it-yourself job after shelling out $400 for the harness. However, mine is a south Texas car so heat played a role in the deterioration.

I love the chassis... very tight and a real spirited engine that likes to rev... But still, get it checked out at the dealer if possible before-hand.
Mark Herzig
1995 E300D 153K
1985 300D 142K (sold)
1979 450SL 122 miles (sold)
1992 500E 127K (sold)
1987 300SDL 132K (sold)
1986 300E 161K (sold)
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