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Date registered: Apr 2013
Vehicle: 1985 300D Turbo Diesel
Location: Dallas, TX
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I can't say I'm "pleased" with the outcome, since a car that I truly loved to drive is gone. However, I can live with the ATS, which is a nice car which is getting good reviews. Even though the ride is not the heavy, comfortable, feel of the W123, it handles well and the cost free driving for 39 months, except for Gasoline will be very pleasant. I guess I should thank Cooljjay for his "good neighbor policy," (per ACMerker,) pointing out that the 300D wasn't worth my investment and that I should grab the $3,000 offer. (No one had ever offered me anything, so I'm not sure where that came from, but his point was made.)
All the documents I received with the car, from the original owner, (including the original Owner's Manual, which I kept, the Warranty Booklet, the stamped Identi-plate, or whatever they called it,) indicate the car was a W123 300D Turbo Diesel. The VIN, as I recall, started with W123. I never saw any reference to E Class, in any way, but Cooljjay probably knows better.
From the dealer's comments, I'm satisfied the car will go to auction. If so, I'd be interested in finding out what what it goes for. I actually considered possibly donating it to a charity, where I could write off the value of the car, but who knows what I should have claimed?