My 1983 300D is out of commision for a while and it's looking like a
"project"...the tranny kicked off. :-( I also have a "parts" 300D. In the
meantime I was going to buy another old diesel Mercedes as a daily driver.
Got a line on a 1982 240D for $2500 and a 300D for $3000. Both look good.
The 240D supposedly has a new MB engine with only 35,000 miles on it. The
300D is still on first engine and never rebuilt also has a prestart oiler
which I find odd.
I like 300Ds but never drove a 240D. I wonder if the lower horsepower of a
240D would be too slow. I live at high elevation (Denver) so that may be an
issue for the non turbo 240D. Any comments from Diesel fans? Any
comparison of the two would be great.
Thanks. Gotta' choose soon...I've been riding a motorcycle to work and
could use something for when it rains!