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Posted January 05, 2014 - 12:11 AM

Neat old Mercedes. Stick or automatic?


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 12:13 AM

Neat old Mercedes. Stick or automatic?

1982 4 cylinder 4 speed 2500.00 and it gets 35 mpg, I got as a beater to run to school and back, slow and heavy, but very comfy nice ride, 194,000. This is my first on and these were really good cars


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 09:13 AM

1982 4 cylinder 4 speed 2500.00 and it gets 35 mpg, I got as a beater to run to school and back, slow and heavy, but very comfy nice ride, 194,000. This is my first on and these were really good cars

I agree.. those are great cars. I had a 1983 300D Turbo that looked just like yours, 5-cylinder, automatic, but gold color. Paperwork said $32K in 1983. I bought it for $6500 in 1995 with 150K miles on it, put another 100K on it before I parted with it. Biggest problem I had with it was with the vacuum-operated door locks. Finally replaced each module in the doors and fixed that. Now that I think about it, I had to replace the mechanism that shuts off the engine (had a vacuum diaphragm that had split, had to use the kill lever under the hood to shut it off. THAT was fun to replace... NOT!!!)  I'd have another one in a heartbeat, but 2nd wife (best one!!!) says it reminds her of 1st wife (not-so-best-one), so I'll probably never have another diesel Mercedes! Oh well, I got a PowerStroke instead!


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 09:23 AM

I agree.. those are great cars. I had a 1983 300D Turbo that looked just like yours, 5-cylinder, automatic, but gold color. Paperwork said $32K in 1983. I bought it for $6500 in 1995 with 150K miles on it, put another 100K on it before I parted with it. Biggest problem I had with it was with the vacuum-operated door locks. Finally replaced each module in the doors and fixed that. Now that I think about it, I had to replace the mechanism that shuts off the engine (had a vacuum diaphragm that had split, had to use the kill lever under the hood to shut it off. THAT was fun to replace... NOT!!!)  I'd have another one in a heartbeat, but 2nd wife (best one!!!) says it reminds her of 1st wife (not-so-best-one), so I'll probably never have another diesel Mercedes! Oh well, I got a PowerStroke instead!

My only problem is entering and exiting, at 6' 2" and 218 it's not easy 



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Posted January 05, 2014 - 09:27 PM

 

 

My only problem is entering and exiting, at 6' 2" and 218 it's not easy 

You and I must have come from the same mold. :smilewink:   6' 2" and 220 lbs.  Is the problem from the car being too low to the ground?



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Posted January 05, 2014 - 09:32 PM

My only problem is entering and exiting, at 6' 2" and 218 it's not easy 

 

I'm about as "average" a they come..... 5' 10", 170 lbs.






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