1. Arlow
    February 1, 2017 @ 6:42 pm

    I'd have to go for the newest available. Drove a 1980-ish turbo diesel once and was nearly killed pulling out on the road. A desperate lack of acceleration. Scared me off diesels for 20 years.


    • kaibeezy
      February 1, 2017 @ 7:37 pm

      with the nearest freeway 3 hours away over the mountains, i believe i would go for the W126 – and with the freeway being over the mountains, this car would never get there anyway

      why, when i was a boy, i once tried driving my 380 SEL up to Tahoe – ho ho ho, what a folly! – the low air pressure and steep grades made for some slooooow going – downhill was fine


    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2017 @ 3:16 am

      There are some things in life I really enjoy.

      There is nothing quite like the feeling of having your foot to the floor of a really slow car going uphill and not noticing anything happening. I find it really fun and start cheering at the car when the speedo starts ticking faster.


  2. cc-rider
    February 1, 2017 @ 6:48 pm

    Buy the 190d with the 2.5 turbo diesel. Source a Dieselmeken injection pump, bolt on a holset turbo, intercooler and start roasting tires…no brainer


  3. CFlo
    February 2, 2017 @ 12:22 am

    Those 190Ds were available here; I remember looking at a few on CL around 10 years ago. Went with a W123 300TD wagon instead (as Vince can remember I'm sure).


    • CFlo
      February 2, 2017 @ 12:30 am

      Err, I suppose you were referring to the fact that the US market cars were NA, and this one above haz turbo. Got it.

      EXCEPT: in 1987 they did export the 190D 2.5 Turbo to the US. One year only. Here's one in Jewish Racing Gold:

      190D 2.5 Turboooo


    • cc-rider
      February 2, 2017 @ 2:17 pm

      Yes, the 2.5td is extremely hard to find in the 190. My buddy had one in poor shape and it was pretty fun in stock form. The torque from that engine gets the car moving very easily. The really hot set up would be to get a om605 turbo from europe. It is the 4 valve 5 cylinder diesel that is very similar to the om606.


  4. BuickFan
    February 2, 2017 @ 6:44 am

    I looked really closely at one of those E320 CDI's last year when shopping for a new daily. Apparently a common problem is soot build up in the intake and EGR valve, with replacement being the only solution for several thousand dollars. That was enough to scare me off which is a bummer because it seems like a great car otherwise.


  5. Anonymous
    February 2, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

    these dont start when its really cold out.


    • David
      February 2, 2017 @ 4:48 pm

      My old MB diesel started in 0 degree weather every time. Just give it two rounds of the glow plugs.


  6. Al
    February 2, 2017 @ 2:59 pm

    I'm a sucker for the late-80's S class. I saw a two of them in my local CraigsList last night and I'm sorely tempted to get one (except I really don't need another car, plus my wife would probably flip out).


  7. David
    February 2, 2017 @ 4:49 pm

    Everyone says these are so slow. If properly maintained, with VALVES ADJUSTED to specs, they are a pleasure to drive. I have had several.


    • kaibeezy
      February 2, 2017 @ 6:15 pm

      i'm sure my valves were not to spec – but i only took it up the hill that one time – 98% of of its life (while i had it) was lived within half a mile of the ocean, and 10 feet above sea level


  8. hugh crawford
    February 2, 2017 @ 6:19 pm

    A diesel Mercedes with a manual transmission has excellent 0 to 12mph acceleration. You rev the engine, dump the clutch, and the bigass flywheel gets the tires spinning at 12mph and the car catches up pretty soon.


  9. Unknown
    August 8, 2018 @ 4:20 pm

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