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hello my name is don and im a diesel head. i currently own a 1st gen dodge cummins truck and have own several diesels including an 83 240D 4-speed manual.

so im in the market for another MBZ diesel but im not sure which one to get.

i liked my 240D but it was very slow but it did have almost 500k miles

i found a w123 300D 5-speed euro locally. its not a turbo so im kinda bummed.

im interested in the 300D cars but the 300SD cars look too big for me. Are all the 300SD cars the bigger bodied "double bumper" cars??

since alot of you guys know your stuff what would you recommend?

id really like a turbo car and id like cruise control.

im thinking the W123 300D turbo but id hate to have a auto. someone said they had a 300D 5-speed (NA) euro car and it ran faster then his turbo auto.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INPUT

oh yeah and i found a 1980 300sd with cloth interior... did only euro cars come with cloth? it looks like it has US spec bumpers
 

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uh get the 300d 5speed! and welcome to the board
 

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Welcome to Benzworld! Definitley go for the 5 spd!
 

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Got an 85 300TD (cruise too) with an auto trany ~300.000 miles & I like it. Wife doesn't drive a manual; kids either.

Plenty of power. Think some of the 240's were ~ 60 horse & mine is ~ 120.
 

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82 300D Turbo with auto and I love it. 5-speed manual would be nice but sometimes I just wanna cruise and the auto is nice.
 
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