BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Apr 2014
Vehicle: 1983 300D
Location: Leura NSW 2780 AUSTRALIA
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My motive for investing in a 300D was simple;
After five years of frustration and heartache with numerous hydro-pneumatic CitroŽns and their hyper-expensive maintenance bills I'd finally had a gut-full of the odd-ball Gallic motoring scene. The 'Ohh-la-la' factor no longer cuts it for me, and the CitroŽn CX, in my experience, was neither designed, nor engineered to last 30+ years. As in many things French, they're "All For Show, And Not For Blow".
I've known and appreciated for years the reliability of W123s and W124s, especially the diesels. My father owned a very lovely W126 280SE, which I considered invincible; only when the differential started howling and ultimately seized-up, together with skyrocketing unleaded prices here in Australia did we decide to trade it in.
I look forward - indeed, hope - to experience many miles of pleasurable and reliable motoring in the 300D, that I could never have even hoped for with the CitroŽn.