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Old 09-18-2003, 11:53 PM
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What 70's diesel should I buy?

I'm looking for an 70's diesel. Can anyone suggest the best year and engine combo to look for. This would be my first Mercedes. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-19-2003, 02:39 AM
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There's quite a selection. If you like to shift there's the 68-76 style 240D with 4-speed MT or the 77-85 240D with 4-speed MT. If you like big reasonably fast cars there's the 78-80 300SD turbodiesel. If you want something in between there's the 75-76 style 300D or the 77-81 300D or the 82-85 300D turbodiesel. I noted some models into the 80s because the body style first appeared in the 70s.

There might have been a 200D and/or 220D from the late 60s carry into the early 70s. You really have to like Diesels to pick a 200D or 220D over a 240D because other than the power, you can hardly tell them apart.

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Old 09-19-2003, 12:33 PM
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Sixto, thanks for your reply. This info really helps me out.
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