Only outside north america, 200 are a bit too slow, especially if you do
mountain driving, though maybe not in Ohio :-)
So it can be safely assuned that no (or nearly no) 124 bodied 200D's exist
in North America. Too bad, the one you show the link to is pretty sharp and
with a manual transmission would not be objectionable here in OH and would
get great mileage. What a great little oddity that would be for the
ultimate cheapskate (me!) I don't suppose I could even import one if I
wanted to. Are the motors durable? or at least as durable as the ones in
the 123 240D's stateside?
The W124 200D engines probably are _the
most durable MB ever made - and they are
more durable than the 240Ds;
not that the 240D OM 616 engines are not
durable, but the W124 200D OM 601 engines
_are_ more durable.
In Germany W124 200D for years were the most
popular taxis by far and there is not so few
of them making 1.000.000 km (yes, one million)
without any major engine work.
Juergen (having OM 616 - but thruth remains truth)
Dan Streb wrote:
I definitely liked them in Europe, the taxis use them, and Ohio's flat, perfect
In Canada we can import any Mercedes 15 years or older, I don't know about
the US. I was going to go get a 250D last summer but didn't end up going because
my wife had to go to school. This year we HAVE to go, we're going to go for about
a month and will buy a car (probably the 200D or 250D, not sure how 200D would
drive in BC mountains, might need bigger engine) to drive around and bring back,
bring back two, if you're seriously interested in one contact me at
nothing is set in stone but if everything will be alright we'll go.
The taxi drivers I have talked to in Germany swear by them, some guy said his
had over 500,000 MILES
and nothing yet, engine or transmission, and taxi drivers know :-)
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