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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-08-2009, 06:04 PM
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That would be the original paintwork done by AMG in 1981 your criticizing.
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In the US, diesels have suffered historically, due to our view of the smoky oil burners and the relatively low horsepower of some models.
What is a good for me thing. I bough the 2005 E320cdi for about 40% of original price.
My friends going with us for New Year ball took the 4-years old car with 146,000 miles for a brand new one. On return trip they've been surprised to learn it is diesel.
So IMHO the 6.x second , 40mpg 320cdi is the most underrated.
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The W201 2.0 ltr 190E, overshadowed by all its cousins the 2.3, 2.316vlvs, 2.6 6cyl, 2.516vlvs, is as well made as the others, with same body and chassis.

It is much less stressed than the others in the 201 family therefore will last a long long time. It was over engineered by MB's own admission and took all of US$ 500 million in late '70s money to develop.

Finally the 16 valvers were just add ons to take on the M3, therefore my vote goes to the humble W201 2.0ltr as one of the most underrated MBs.

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