Date registered: Sep 2012
Vehicle: 1986 300sdl; 1982 300CD
Location: san antonio, TX 78208
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Peter Guenther; All,
BTW, if TOUGHNESS & LONG years of cheap driving is what is MOST important to you, a Euro-spec 300 NON-turbo with a 5-speed manual is about as bulletproof as cars come.
(I have an acquaintance in Coral Springs, FL, who is a "traveling salesman" for a meat-packing firm, & his 300D has well over a MILLION MILES on it. - The head has never been off of the engine. - Bobby told me last summer that he long ago lost count of how many sets of tires that he's worn-out on that little green car, while driving from the Atlantic coast to the LA/TX border.)
FWIW, my little 300D Euro is driven 5 days a week by my adopted niece back and forth to college (about 5-600 miles a week) for 4 years & the 300D is on its 2nd automatic transmission rebuild. The engine is FINE.
(I have no idea how many miles are on the car, as the odometer quit several years ago at about 300K & I never had it fixed.)
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