Not a MB owner but really thinking about picking up an old 1987 190D non-turbo.
Here's the guys ad description
got a 1987 Mercedes 190d for sale.
I was offering it earlier for $3200 however the transmission just got an 1800$ complete overhaul job therefore I had to raise the price to 3800 FIRM
5cyl 2.5L non-turbo bulletproof diesel engine with 275K kms on it (if you do some research you will find that these engines last for way over 500k)
4 speed automatic transmission (just overhauled)
Rock solid body (all older mercedes were made with galvanized steel)........YOU WILL NOT FIND A SPOT OF RUST ON IT
Dark red leather interior in perfect shape.
power windows, mirrors, locks etc.
Brand new MVI
rotors and pads were changed on all 4 wheels a month ago
14" alloy wheels with winter tires
Car starts without a problem at -10 C even without block heater being plugged in.
CAR GETS over 40 MPG (~ 6L/100km) IN THE CITY
and if that's not enough it can be easily converted to burn WVO (waste vegetable oil)
NO TRADES, PRICE IS FIRM
pictures have been taken on the day the ad was posted
Pic can be seen here
1987 Mercedes 190d diesel 40 MPG - Halifax Used Cars For Sale - Kijiji Halifax
So I don't really believe his 40MPG claim... yes I'm sure you can get that sometimes however I think the car is listed as 30/34 mpg city/hwy
I drive around 400kms a week and a diesel like this would be nice as it would be a good ride and not too cramped as I'm not a short man!
I'm not afraid of mechanical work as I own and off-road Jeeps but I'm just curious about the typical things I should look for on this 190D
I heard that the power items sometimes fail like windows,locks etc.
Any comments would be good! My alternative would likely be a VW diesel in the mid-90's which is less cool than this Baby-benz