You're right Brian- 240D auto pulls hills as in barely. I like the "dab
of the toe" marketing language . TRANSLATE= push till your calf muscles
hurt when you get to the top. But I love the old things.
I also agree with your comparison-my 90 Saab 900se was much tighter than
the 240D. But my 124 300D is probably as tight as my Saab. Stick in the
Saab makes it hard to strictly compare. Also front and rear drive.

Dwight Giles, Jr
1979 240D auto, 250K + miles
1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles
Wickford, RI

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Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 3:09 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

The seller wrote:

Inside, the car feels fresh and inviting.

and pulls hills easily with passengers aboard. The transmission shifts 
properly, and downshifts with a dab of your toe for accelerating past
vehicles (!).

Holy cats, this guy is, how you say, on crack. The thing "pulls hills"?
70 gallons of fuel and with passengers and an automatic? Did he fail to 
mention the twin turbo chargers?

This guy could sell sand to Tucsonans. He even feathered the photo edges

I'm trying to figure what makes this car worth a few times more than

Good to see what your car looks like, Jim.

83 240D

>From: Jim Cathey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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>To: Mercedes Discussion List <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon
>Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 22:16:25 -0800
>Here is my car, right down to the auxiliary fuel tank.
>Mine looks the same, but it measures out more like 20
>gallons not the 50 this guy claims.  Except, of course,
>this car is a couple of years newer with a lot less
>miles, and in generally excellent condition.
>Unlike mine.
>-- Jim
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