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Date registered: May 2010
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1985 300SD or 1992 300SD
I would like to try Mercedes for a change but I need something reliable so general opinion is early 90 and before are more reliable.
I've two choices
1.) 1985 300SD 140K km - cheap
2.) 1992 300SD 110K km - $10K+
I know the second one has the (in)famous OM603 engine (with rods bending problem), according to the owner the rods had been replaced.
Which one would be more reliable and less maintenance?
I think the 1992 has an automatic valve adjustment the 1985 will be manual valve adjustment.
3.) Just spotted 1985 190D 150K km
Last edited by syscon; 07-09-2010 at 12:06 AM.