Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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RE: Newbie looking for a diesel reccomendation
With less, than $4000 budget look for 78-85 300td models. 240 are reliable, but with 60-some ponies get pretty annoying on grades. Expect about 25 MPG.
With lot of driven miles, shaving extra cash for I think 89-95 2.5 l turbo diesel makes lot of sense, since it will make 35 MPG.
Assuming, that you don't have heavy foot, like myself and will stay below 80 MPH.