Date registered: Jan 2004
Vehicle: 84 300TD, 2005 CDI
Location: Palm Beach County, FL
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RE: 300 series wagon question (TD vs TD-T?)
The wagons were generally turbo'd in 81- meaning the 79 80 models are non turbo. The non turbo is usually a bit FASTER in the 0-20, if it runs well. I have both versions (an 80 and an 82) and do not have a favorite. The 85's have a bigger rear end gearing so you'll cruise at a lower rpm on the highway. 79-80's have a bit inferior climate control system, but they are on whole simpler and thus more reliable. None say TD-T on the back (or anywhere for that matter) TD means wagon, diesel. TE means wagon, fuel injected gas. They may have made a T which would be a gasoline-carburated.