I have been considering buying a vintage MB. I've found a beautiful candidate, 1984 300CD 2-door coupe, at a decent price. However, the first time I ever drove a diesel was when I test drove this car. They seem awfully slow to accelerate, and since I live in new York city, this could be a problem. Driving in this city is like a dance, you have to drive like a taxi, darting in and out of lanes as cars double-park, make left turns from right lanes, stop in the middle of the road....well you get the picture.<br> <br> This car has 180k miles on it and I',m told that's nothing for a MBD. Runs very nicely.<br> <br> Any advice? I love the car, I know that Diesel requires some babying, but do I have to learn to drive all over again?