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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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220d...Need some feedback

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Okay, I've found a total jewel. Its a '72 220d and my wife will kick my white rear if we buy it and it lets us down. Please give me some feedback on this model.

We have a 300td, but I know nothing about the longevity/reliability of the 220d. Okay diesel haters...no need to joke about how your turtle can outrun the 220, I just need some honest input about your experience with this engine type. I'll be using it to drive back and forth to work 4 days a week (only 12 miles a day). Let me in on your knowledge. Cheers

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sounds good

the 220 d is one of the simplest most reliable diesels that i know of believe it or not. if i had the chance id get one myself. if you found one with not too high mileage, good enough maintenance and no or low rust, then you really have found something worth taking home. i would say that it would be a good sunday driver car personally, as driving it daily would certainly take its toll on it eventually, unless youre the most careful driver in the area
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The engine will most likely be the least of your worries. As long as you don't mind the sedate pace, you'll get good service from a well maintained model, but you absolutely will be working on the car, if for no other reason than its age. As long as you don't mind digging in to do the odd (and I do mean odd) repairs now and then, why not?

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thanks

you guys are super. that's a breath of fresh air to hear. i'll be viewing the car in person on sunday and i'll let you know how it goes. so far, the pics I've seen are truly unreal. can't wait to drive it. keep the feedback coming...

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...no need to joke about how your turtle can outrun the 220...
That's nothing....I once saw molasses outrun a 220d. It was on a winter day in Minnesota.

Felicita e un bicchiere di vino con un panino.
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really?

maybe you had too much vino with your panino. i knew I wouldn't get by without someone chiming in about the 220's leisurely pace! Thanks for the laughs ! Cheers.

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re:220d feedback

hey nice too know someone else has a 220d mine is a 1971 220d 4sp and what a gem she is.we are restoring her from top to bottom,,,,hopefully with all the work she needs,,,at least the engine is sounding good and the smell of diesel is an upper because she puuuurrrrrssss,like a kitten.go for it and get her before its too late man.these cars will last for as long as you/i look after them. hope to hear from you soon jellybean220d.
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i am also looking for 71 parts for my mbz,in the process of restoring her from top to bottom,in/out.everything from bumper to bumper and taillights,right hand quarter panel on rear rightside of rear passenger door. finding ways to fix holes inside of car floors.Wanting to find royal red carpetting that was inside of rear under back window and along the base of the four doors.And to getting the horn and all signal lights working. awhole lot to list for now.please any advice would be appreciated.thank-you one/all.
keep on the good side of the tracks l.o.l.

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Oh God, a 220d! I timed one (0 to 60) with a calendar once ...
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ON TUESDAY AS I WAS DRIVING HOME IN MY CHOVETTE I WAS BEHIND A 1940 MERCEDES BENZ I COULD NOT KEEP UP TO THAT OLDIE BUT GOODIE COLLECTOR CAR,,,,LOL HE WAS ALREADY GONE AND I TRIED KEEPING UP TO THIS CAR FOR 3 MILES NO WAY. HE WAVED AT ME AND WAS SMILING THAT MY 83 SHOVETTE COULDN'T KEEP-UP. NOW TELL ME THIS, THE DAY WE GOT OUR BENZ MY HUSBAND WAS IN FRONT OF OUR FRIEND AND I WAS IN OUR FRIENDS JEEP,,,WE COULDN'T KEEP UP TO THE MERCEDES THAT DAY EITHER EVEN UPHILL.

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BRING OUT THE CALENDER NOW,,,,LOL ONLY KIDDING MY FRIEND.

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