I know, I may get beaten for this post, but please read. I am considering getting 81-84 diesel( 240D, 300D or 300SD)for commuting to work (about 110 km round trip). I spoke yesterday to a mechanic who does only german cars (here, north of Toronto). He said that, for the money, he would not go for an 'old stinky diesel' which may be a good car in a southern climate like California or Arizona, but is not where the winter and salt on the roads make 20 year-old car 'a rusting bucket'. He suggested going for late eighties Audi, like Audi 90. Did anyone have experience with both cars who would share thoughts?<br> Thanks.