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Date registered: Jul 2010
Vehicle: 1993 Mercedes Benz 300D 2.5 Turbo, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon, 1958 BMW Isetta 300
Location: East Coast
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FS-1993 300D 2.5 Turbo For sale, Rare color, Low Mileage, DIESEL
I recently bought something more suitable for my needs up here in the icy north so the Green Machine has to go.
What I have for sale is a 1993 300D 2.5 Turbo. I've had the car for about 5 years I'd say. It's two-tone green on tan and has about 138,000 miles on it (and some change, I use it regularly). Recently, I've had the car painted, put on new tires, replaced the radiator, had all injectors cleaned or replaced, and I'm about to have the heater motor replaced as soon as the mechanic can take the car.
I've taken pretty good care of this car I'd say. When it needed something fixed, I had it fixed and worried about cost later.
One thing to note about this car is that it is absolutely solid and rust free. I'm from South Carolina but have come up to the icy north (Worcester, MA) so the car spent most of its life down south. This recent move has caused the sale of this car. I'd feel safer with something that had 4WD and is larger (for moving purposes) so the little Mercedes isn't practical for me (except for the killer gas mileage!!!).
This car has a fair amount of options (compared to what I've seen on other cars). Just thinking the car over, my absolute favorite option is the electric rear disappearing screen thing. I'm not sure what it's called but that's what I call it. If you're not familiar with it, it's a screen that's attached to two arms and when you press a switch on the dash, the arms unfold and pull up a perforated screen that blocks a significant amount of light from vehicles behind you. The car has no tinted glass so this is very nice and an absolute life saver for night time driving.
Now, I'm sure everyone here is familiar with these great diesel Mercedes and their incredible longevity, gas mileage, and dependability. This one has all of the above. Whenever my mechanic would have my car he could never believe the shape it was in and always commented on how the engine is just getting broken in at ~130,000 miles (which is true). The car gets incredible gas mileage obviously. On drives from SC to MA, I can do it in about 1.75 tanks of gas I believe. That's 1000 miles on about 28 gallons of diesel (factors out to about 35mpg). Just typing that out makes me almost want to keep it on account of my recent purchase. As for dependability, this car has it. My family calls it "The Little Workhorse" because the car is so dependable and always ready to go. Before driving from MA to SC or SC to MA I simply check the fluid and the air in the tires and then hop on the road for a ~17 hour drive.
I've done this 1000 mile trip about 9 times in the past 3 years (if I counted correctly just now). On these trips, I've had 2 problems. The first time I did it, I had a fuel line deteriorate and need replacing. I got it fixed somewhere around D.C. (from a garage where the mechanic walked out to his diesel Mercedes and handed me some of the hose and said "Never leave home without this stuff!") and went along my merry way to MA. Since that trip I had all of the fuel hoses replaced so I wouldn't have to worry about that anymore. The second problem was the tailpipe cracking in half (from age) so after making sure there would be no harm done to the car, I got to MA and immediately had it replaced with a brand new pipe.
Anyway, I'm really writing a novel about this car and should stop. This ad is mostly just to see if people are interested in the car. I am currently open to offers but please, no low balls. I will also not part the car out.
If anyone is in fact interested, PM me or send me an email at "the car dude" (without spaces and quotes, aka all one word) -at- gmail. com. From there, I can really give you a low down on every little thing about the car and make sure I cover everything whether it need repair or be perfect.
I've uploaded a picture taken this past summer. I can and will be taking more later.