It WILL cost more money. If you just cant have a diesel, I would look or a
1989-1991 300SEL. The 1989 and newer have the nicer updated interior too. Also
I was thinking, as driver and/or passenger you shouldn't be smelling diesel.
The only person who should have a complaint is the person directly behind you.
If you can smell the diesel fuel you most likely have a leak someplace, and
once that is fixed you shouldn't smell the diesel inside the cabin. I had a
1987 300TD, and currently have a 1987 300SDL and I never smell diesel inside