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Old 04-27-2006, 05:42 PM
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need your advice... on 1980 300CD w/344K

hey all,

so i'm thinking of purchasing this

1980 300CD
black on tan
no smoking
engine smooth
tranny shifts smooth
with 344K miles
all power items work
a/c not working
straight body
no history though
the guy said he purchased from a dealer that took it in on a trade in...

any way,

he's offering it to me for 2000.00
says no rust, etc.

i want to convert it to a veggie fuel vehicle...

any thoughts?
worth it?


how's gas mileage on this car (please someone help me with this one)?

would this car drive up hill ok?

the high mileage ok?
thanks all!!!

nice to be back with you all in the forum
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:16 PM
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with no history i wouldn't pay more than 500 or 750 for the car. If hes offering it at 2000 offer him 400...maybe come up to 600.

At that many miles things just start to wear out...you've got to ask yourself if its going to be worth a thousand or two in suspension or engine items to keep it on the road.

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Old 04-27-2006, 07:21 PM
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he's offering it to me for 2000.00
says no rust, etc.

i want to convert it to a veggie fuel vehicle...

any thoughts?
worth it?


how's gas mileage on this car (please someone help me with this one)?

would this car drive up hill ok?

the high mileage ok?
thanks all!!!

nice to be back with you all in the forum
Worth it? Depends on condition. No rust is good if true... Will you get to look at it?
I think I've heard fuel mileage is high 20's...
I also think I've heard that it will go just fast enough to make you want more...
344,XXX is a lot of miles so if stuff wasn't maintained it will suck up a few bucks. Get it looked at for suspension and driveline stuff.
Good luck.
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:25 PM
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are there any tips that i can do "self tests" to find out suspension probs, etc.

and yes i'll get to see/drive the car before hand...
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1984 300CD Turbo Diesel (soon to be "powered by VEGGIE") - dolphin silver

1999 e430 Sport blk/blk, my sexy ***** ;-)

(my other girls)
1992 300CE 24V 3.0L (w124) (R.I.P. "she was killed 7/12/03 by some ricer kids speeding in a honda accord")
1990 Acura Integra RS (w/94' engine)
1966 Cadillac Sedan de Ville (Hardtop)
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:38 PM
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Take it to Enrique at MB Motors.

He knows these diesels.
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:39 PM
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not an option
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1984 300CD Turbo Diesel (soon to be "powered by VEGGIE") - dolphin silver

1999 e430 Sport blk/blk, my sexy ***** ;-)

(my other girls)
1992 300CE 24V 3.0L (w124) (R.I.P. "she was killed 7/12/03 by some ricer kids speeding in a honda accord")
1990 Acura Integra RS (w/94' engine)
1966 Cadillac Sedan de Ville (Hardtop)
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:57 PM
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Its a California car,I assume,if the body is all stock,not rusted and original paint,those are worth money...just testdrive it,get it up to 75 mph for 5-6 miles,and see if you can still hear the radio,need both hands to keep it on the road,and when you get back,look under and see how big the puddle of oil is forming.If none of those happend,you got yourself a 2k car,give or take something depend on how nasty and dried out the MB tex is,specially the top of the back seat and the drivers seat.
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