I am a brand new member of the Mercedes Family i guess you could say. I am a 21 year old nursing student living in Bradenton FL. I was driving a 99 Cadillac Deville I inherited from my Grandparents and to be frank, it sucked. Between the bad plastic craftmanship, un-reliability, and expensive repairs, it was a hassle. not to mention it only took premium and got 18 mpg or less average. I finally saved up enough money to buy myself a car so i purchased my 79 240D with 110,000 miles. Unbeknownst to the person I bought it from, the inner workings of the car had been completely restored. There was a folder in the trunk 2 inches thick with receipts and pictures of the car before the restoration. The A/C needs repair, the compressor fan doesn't work. Everything else down to the clock is functional. The tires are dry rotted so Im getting some new ones soon. I will be selling the Cadillac and the benz will be my new daily driver. any suggestions for a new diesel benz owner?