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should i buy this 300sd?

...i can get this 300 sd for 2k. what do you all think?

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Sounds like its been well looked after. If you're buying it try and get some more money off, do some more haggling if you can, say its going to a good home
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...thanks for your response. i keep going back and forth on this car and i agree cheaper would be more like it although i think the seller is stuck at 2k. i can pay more money for a lower mileage garage kept car. theres a 300sd available for $4,500.00 usd, it has 148,000 miles on it garage kept same owner for 15 years. looks sweet but i have let some pass me by i should have purchased with 170k miles for around 2700.00 usd. thats more where id like to be but now that IM ready to buy.....i think patience will be the key.
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Don't trust the ad completely. Pay ~$200 for a pre-purchase inspection by a qualified MB technician and see what that shows. If properly maintained that could be a great car.

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...thats good advice thanks.
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...i found a real nice looking 82 300 turbo in a small car lot owned by some russian folks. here is a pic of the odometer, do the digits look right, i see they arent all level in the row but dont know if that means anything


he says its had 2 owners. hes stuck on 3k. im going to check it out tomorrow, look for blow by in the air cleaner, injection or injector leaks. under the hood pics look good, the vacumm lines are all neatly kept.

what do you think about the odometer, im not sure if a person could spin it backwards or not.
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Those older analog odometers tended to do that but like you, hard to believe there are less than 150,000 miles on a 1982 car.

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