My Dad has a 97 E300D. I did not find the acceleration sluggish at all.
Pretty crisp for a diesel. All in all a nice car. Told him I have
dibs on it for the next time he upgrades <VBEG>. Although, considering
that I am driving the car he gave me when he bought this one, and it is
a 1979, I think I have a few years to wait....
chris tonjes wrote:
Rather than the lame '97, buy a '98 or '99, they both have turbodiesels.
I bought a new '97 E320 (gas) in part because no turbodiesel was
offered. My E320 is now 8 years old and has gone 36K miles. It's a great
freeway cruiser - just glides along, has lots of power and good economy
- about 25 to 27 mpg freeway. E320s can be bought today in reasonable
condition for $15 to $18 K.
IMHO the 210 chassis has slightly too large tires for its size and
weight. The result is a somewhat hard (to me) ride on local roads.
Correct front wheel toe-in is important for the 210 to have good
steering and minimal tire wear. Otherwise the car steers and handles
Good luck in your search.
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