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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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97 MB E300 diesel non turbo and value

Does anyone have experience with the non turbo six cylinder diesels? One thing I hate about diesels is turbo lag but on the other hand, I hate a car that is really slow, I don't mind a bit slow but not like what I hear the old 240s were like. This dealer wants $9,800.00 for one with 87,000 miles. Is this a good price? The problem is, the car is in another state so I have to have faith.

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I have that car. It is definitely slow to accelerate, sort of like constant turbo lag, but it is great at expressway driving with plenty of power at all legal speeds. You will have to drive it to decide if it is for you. I payed less than your figure for mine 5 years ago, but it had 195,000 miles on it at the time.
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I sold the NA E300D because I did not like it in the mountains where I live.
Beside only 134 HP, the power comes at 5000 rpm, what is not for everybody to maintain.
Next year turbo diesel has not only much better power, power curve, but better fuel economy to add.
$9,800.00 should find you nice turbo diesel. Maybe with higher mileage, but less years on the body.
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