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at the moment i have a w123 240td and a 190d, both have good points... the 240 is very spacious and has a huge load cappacity and the 190 is very economical and a smoother engine. i think a w124 estate might combine those qualities well. which engine do you think is the best? the 2.5, like i have in my 190d, is a very nice engine, but im not sure how it would handel the extra weight, but im worried the 3.0 might be abit to un-economical (i do 800 miles a week so its important!!) thanks for any advice
 

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rib - 2/14/2005 10:59 AM

at the moment i have a w123 240td and a 190d, both have good points... the 240 is very spacious and has a huge load cappacity and the 190 is very economical and a smoother engine. i think a w124 estate might combine those qualities well. which engine do you think is the best? the 2.5, like i have in my 190d, is a very nice engine, but im not sure how it would handel the extra weight, but im worried the 3.0 might be abit to un-economical (i do 800 miles a week so its important!!) thanks for any advice
What is your price range?
 

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well im in the uk, so the equivelant of about $4500, but im not sure what prices are like in the us compared to here
 

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I'd highly recommend a 3 litre engine...
The W124 can handle the extra weight quite good, and from experience I can say our 300TD with 450.000kms handles like hell.:)
The Station wagon can surely need the extra oumph provided by the 6cyl engine(109-113hp). If you have the chance, you could look for a Turbodiesel (143-147hp).

Mileage is very good with this car, we average between 7.5-10 litres/100km, wich is about 800-1000kms on one tank.

I think you can surely find a decent T-model for that money.

good luck with youre search.


greetz,

matteus
 
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