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Anyone Own A Mercedes 300SD?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

So the search for a beater for Tunisia continues.
Today's candidate is a 1984 US-import Mercedes 300SD that I have sourced in Eire for just over 1K Euro.




Has anyone owned such a vehicle ?

UTA  checkeredflag 


Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
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User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Anyone Own A Mercedes 300SD?

Not me...


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

My first car!! Ah the memories.

These are tanks. They're loud, and not the smoothest ride in the world. But with regular servicing they'll go on and on and on and on.

It would seem that from the price of that one, it would have VERY high mileage. Then again, I think cars in the United States are pretty cheap, right?

QFF


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Another wreck to add to the collection.

The front garden will be looking very full  Silly



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 2):
It would seem that from the price of that one, it would have VERY high mileage

Well the odometer reads 106k miles which the owner swears is genuine.
Car is a LHD US import on UK plates which the owner is attempting to flog in Ireland, where diesel is more expensive than gas.

That may explain a little. Btw have put up the 406 and Clio for sale for more I bought them for Big grin

UTA  checkeredflag 



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 4):
Btw have put up the 406 and Clio for sale for more I bought them for

Nice one. Don't forget to wear your sheepskin coat and porkpie hat when the punters come round to view the cars at Honest UTA's Motors  Silly



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1842 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 5):
Don't forget to wear your sheepskin coat and porkpie hat

And excessively shiny shoes with little "Gold" trims on the front.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 3):
Another wreck to add to the collection.

The front garden will be looking very full

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Dude, stay away from such a car, even the 24 year old Turkish wannabe pimps have better rides nowadays.  Silly

Patrick


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 7):
Dude, stay away from such a car, even the 24 year old Turkish wannabe pimps have better rides nowadays.

Yes if UTA insists on getting it he must wear the appropriate outfit. Plasticky leather jacket that has never been near an animal, large amounts of fake gold jewellery and a bad taste fake Versace shirt  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 8):
Yes if UTA insists on getting it he must wear the appropriate outfit. Plasticky leather jacket that has never been near an animal, large amounts of fake gold jewellery and a bad taste fake Versace shirt

You forget the fake Rolex  Wink

UTA  checkeredflag 



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

Unfortunately with technology advancing so quickly in the last years, the price of old cars has dropped amazingly, too much for you to enjoy them, when others are actually pimping around in them.

Cars that I dreamt of when I was 15, can be bought today in packs of 6.. these includes:








But it's still a "why-not" buy, these cars are classics.

Kay


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 9):
You forget the fake Rolex

 bigthumbsup  Of course - how could I have forgotten  Silly



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Quoting Kay (Reply 10):
Unfortunately with technology advancing so quickly in the last years, the price of old cars has dropped amazingly, too much for you to enjoy them, when others are actually pimping around in them.

Problem with all those cars is that they can be horrendously expensive to keep. A 20 year old Porsche or Benz requires a lot of care and feeding, much more so than your 20 year old Toyota or Chevy. Which explains why their values have plumeted like rocks. Even if it is a Mercedes, it is still an old car with old car issues.

W126 Benzes seem to hold up well... though I am not a fan of the styling. I think the W124 (E-class) and W201 (190E) were the better looking Benzes of the 80s.


But there is something about old diesel Benzes, they seem to soilder on in all sorts of environments with seemingly less than loving care. And it would probably fit in well in the streets of Tunis.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 12):
And it would probably fit in well in the streets of Tunis.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


User currently offlineVivek0072 From India, joined Jun 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 12):
But there is something about old diesel Benzes, they seem to soilder on in all sorts of environments with seemingly less than loving care.

Diesels are built sturdier, hig compression ratio and vibration, because of which they do last long.



That life's most failures were people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up. - Edison.
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