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W115 300d questions

Hi, I am looking to get back in a diesel Benz again and have some questions about the W115's. I previously had an '81 Turbo wagon and really liked it, but I prefer the looks of the W115's from 74 to 76. But I know nothing about the W115's

So I have started to look around for W115/300d's for sale. Aside from stuff like avoiding rust, are there any other pitfalls to keep on the lookout for?

Has anyone here had a W123 and care to comment on the differences to a W115?

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Having owned these series, gas & diesel both turbo & non-turbo, try to find a 114 or 115 with manual transmission as that is the weak link compared to the 80's models. There seem to be quite a few 114's around with a manual transmission & they are OK around town but on the open road & esp in hilly country, they are Slooow! You need to drive a non-turbo diesel on freeways & in the mountains to get a feel for them. Be sure you get a Pre Purchase Inspection by someone familar with older MBZ before you commit to buy. Don
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