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I'm in the market for a 300D eventually. 90s model. 90 or 92. How's the reliability of the trans? Everyone tells me I'm wasting my money. The parts are going to be too difficult to find I've been told. Does Parts.com supply 124 parts? Also, how complex are the DIY repairs? Thanks in advance.
 

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You're listening to the wrong "everyone."
 

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Ditto to the others. Parts are readily available at any number of aftermarket places.


The W124 diesels are some of the most reliable cars on the planet!
 

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I have not had any more trouble finding parts for mine that for any other car I've ever owned. I also have not found that part prices are that much higher, if at all, in most cases. You just have to learn where to look and this forum has been a HUGE help for that. Being at least somewhat handy with tools is a huge advantage too.
 

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I had a guy tell me before I bought mine that the parts were "exotic" and "hard to find." I've been able to find what I've needed so far.
 

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You can read the maint history and some other things about my 91 300D on my website (link in signature).

But the short version is that parts are not hard to find. They may cost more than some others, but unless your buying cheap knock off's you get more.

Right now mine is in the midst of several mods & rebuilds because it's going to replace my 06 Jetta TDI as my primary car.

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Thanks for the replies for everyone. Really helpful in my decision making. I'm shooting for the 300D when money applies!
 
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