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Please help me buy a 300 Diesel

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Hey...I'm new here, and I swear I've tried to search the forums for info before asking :) but I'm not coming up with the info I need.
I want to spend less than $10K, and I'm looking at 300 Diesels (I've read enough about the 350s to stay away!).
What are the pros and cons associated with the 5 and 6 cylinder engines?
Instinct steers me away from odd numbers of cylinders.
How about turbo pros and cons?
Also, one of the reasons I'm looking at MB is safety, and I need headrests in the back seats...I think I start seeing them around '86.
Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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The OM602 five cylinder engines found in the '90 - '93 300D 2.5 and very rare '87 190D turbo is probably one of MB's best all around diesel engines, ever. Great fuel economy, power, simplicity and reliability.
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