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Old 01-25-2013, 01:42 PM   #556
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I just bought this one:

http://www.bekers.org/300TE.htm

It's in beautiful shape but has a bad head gasket (oil in coolant). I paid $2k for it, which may have been too much. Gonna cost almost that much again to fix the head gasket by the time it's all said and done, so I'll have $4k in it. Too much?
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:00 PM   #557
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I just bought this one:

http://www.bekers.org/300TE.htm

It's in beautiful shape but has a bad head gasket (oil in coolant). I paid $2k for it, which may have been too much. Gonna cost almost that much again to fix the head gasket by the time it's all said and done, so I'll have $4k in it. Too much?
Depends. Straight up $? Probably.

Great driving car that'll last you a long time? Nope.

Fix it. Enjoy it.

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Old 01-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #558
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I just bought this one:

http://www.bekers.org/300TE.htm

It's in beautiful shape but has a bad head gasket (oil in coolant). I paid $2k for it, which may have been too much. Gonna cost almost that much again to fix the head gasket by the time it's all said and done, so I'll have $4k in it. Too much?
That looks real sharp. I've got an '87 300TD that I'm selling, so have been watching the market to see what they're worth and don't think you did too bad. The diesels are way harder to find so they're worth a lot more, but that's a nice wagon!
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #559
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Gummee says - "Great driving car that'll last you a long time? Nope."

How come? What do you reckon the future issues might be? I'm asking because the car came w/ copious service/repair records and I'd like to see what's likely to fail that hasn't been already addressed.

Thanks.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:12 PM   #560
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I like them too.

My first car 1984 Land Rover 110 County 3.5litre V8



2nd car Holden Commodore 3.8litre V6



Good for fitting 1/5th RC cars



3rd car Holden Adventra 5.7litre V8 and AWD.



Fits my dogs in the back



And can still be driven in the bush, just not as far as the Landy.



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Old 01-25-2013, 09:38 PM   #561
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Holden Adventra 5.7litre V8 and AWD.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #562
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Jacked up wagon version with AWD of the Pontiac GTO you guys got in around 04.



From inside


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Old 01-26-2013, 02:34 AM   #563
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I still want one.
One of these (early Subaru 4WD wagon) was the center of what could have been the greatest Subaru ad in history, if someone had a camera.

In February '78 I had what passed as one of the best "ski cars" available - a 1969 SAAB 96 V4 with the new-fangled Blizzak snow tires. With two buddies going to a house off Black Mountain Road in Jackson, NH - a notoriously steep and difficult stretch. There was a lot of fresh snow and a car ahead of us didn't have snows and couldn't make the grade. We had to stop and lost all momentum, and also had to back down the hill for a fresh start.

The car behind us was a Subaru wagon. A 78 Subaru wagon was tiny - about the length of a Mini - but had optional 4WD and did not have manually locking/unlocking hubs like most 4WD vehicles of the day. they were also cheap and did got decent mileage, an important fact after the gas supply problems at the time.

There was a young mom behind us and she rolled down her window as we backed down and asked "Why are you backing down?"
"Because we can't make the hill without a running start."
"But I have 4WD"
"Go for it."

She was a little nervous starting out on a steep, snow covered slope with three young men staring at her. So she stalled the motor.

Now she was really nervous.. So she restarted the engine, revved the piss out of it (all 67 hp) and popped the clutch. And each wheel spun about a half turn, and she disappeared up the hill.

We looked at each other and said "Wow." And over the next few years Subarus replaced all those SAAB 96's. You don't seem many of either these days - the tin worm was not kind.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:55 AM   #564
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Gummee says - "Great driving car that'll last you a long time? Nope."

How come? What do you reckon the future issues might be? I'm asking because the car came w/ copious service/repair records and I'd like to see what's likely to fail that hasn't been already addressed.

Thanks.
I was referring to the $ that it'll cost you to get it up and running. Benzes are SPEN-DEE to fix. Stay away from the dealer for parts, etc.!

For example: the alternator for my S320 would've run me $6XX from the dealer. $250-ish online. $210 rebuilt locally. Get to know peach parts and a few other online places (that I don't have bookmarked on this computer)

After its fixed, there's not too many major issues that I know of. There's a reason German taxis are Benzes.

Hope that clarifies that post

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:33 AM   #565
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:36 AM   #566
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Holy Moses. Like. What's the mileage like in that thing, Lewy?
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:08 PM   #567
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Holy Moses. Like. What's the mileage like in that thing, Lewy?
23mpg on the hwy and 16mpg around town.

My Landy used to do 9mpg around town.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #568
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We never get the good models over here.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:46 AM   #569
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:06 AM   #570
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Remember when station wagons had tailgates?

My last station wagon had a good one. It was a '67 Ford Country Sedan, the stripped down version of the Squire. It had a 3-speed manual and a 289 V-8. I loved that car. We took some fine camping trips in it when the kids were little. It was an awesome trip car.
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