Ditto - 240D.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 4:36 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Buy her a 240D and make sure she realizes she is lucky to have wheels that
> someone else is paying for.  My kids drove the 79 300TD (NA) and they got
> around just fine at a rather stately pace.  If they didn't like it, they
> had other options, like riding GHETRO, walking, cycling, bumming rides, or
> just staying home.
>
> Actually the boy had to ride the bus for a few days when the TD was
> broken, it picked him up about 2 blocks away and dropped him off right in
> front of his school.  He hated it.  I told him he didn't have to ride it if
> he didn't want to, he asked how he would get to school, I told him he was
> smart enough to figure it out. So GHETRO it was for the next few days and
> that was the last I heard about it.
>
> --FT
>
>
>
> On 9/22/16 5:25 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote:
>
>> Well the Cadillac isn't going to work.  The previous owner drove it so
>> long with a misfire on two cylinders that the timing chain has jumped a
>> tooth or two.  The only realistic fix is to replace the timing chain and
>> doing that on a Northstar is a major expense that is not worth it.  Its
>> still a Cadillac with chrome wheels and it still runs pretty well.  But, it
>> feels like a misfire and it keeps setting the codes for the cam sensor.
>>  So, now it is back to the car search.  I'll be able to sell the car and
>> maybe even make money.  There are some neighborhoods here where a running
>> Cadillac with chrome wheels will sell fast!
>>
>> This was supposed to be for my stepdaughter.  Her father has been letting
>> her drive a Trailblazer that he bought cheap.  It is actually very nice,
>> but she claims its too big.  I think the real problem is he wants to keep
>> it for himself.  So, I'm going to try to find her a nice Accord or Camry.
>> Although, if I can persuade her and her mother, I think some GM car with a
>> 3800 engine would be perfect.  She is 16, so its likely she will wreck the
>> first car anyway.
>>
>> Don Snook
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