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Am a new member looking to buy my first car and its going to be a W123 (i think). I am from Bangalore in India. I want the W123 not because i want a car, but because i want a 123. :-)

Would love to hear about the pros and cons of this model. I have done a bit of homework and general opinion on the net seems to suggest that this is indeed a good car to buy provided you get a well kept machine.

Also what do i look out for when checking out a w123?
I have seen some lying about in garages and they are mostly neglected pieces. The mech is willing to give it off for a lac rupees (about 2.5k US dollars) but it would mean totally rebuilding it, which i imagine will be a costly affair. So i rather not touch those.

There are also some good ones running about and there is this particular 1983 300D (non-turbo) model. I have only seen pictures, but the car seems to be maintained really well. I tried to find some tech info on the net but couldnt get anything well documented. Is the 300D (non-turbo) a direct injection vehicle? or is it one of the old generation diesels (diesel pump run by belt)? Is this a problem?

If there are any members here from India/Bangalore.. would love to touch base with them and learn more.
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