[Vwdiesel] RE: 190 Benz

TexasTDI texasvwdriver at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 26 10:42:42 EDT 2004

"Of course the heating system is a joke and don't even think about having
reliable a/c...."

Sounds like my Jetta.  };-p

Christopher J. Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 241k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9 TDI (turbo diesel) - 99k miles
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "greg rich" <greg4vwparts at hotmail.com>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 10:10 PM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] RE: 190 Benz

> Did I make my self clear?
> These are really rare cars and perform REALLY well, you can smoke the
> off the line even with the automatic! The bodies last a very long time
> with neglect, the motors are good if they made it this long (the lemons
> mostly gone), the auto trans is a sore spot but can be rebuilt, you can
> with the pump to get rid of the shaking it is just different from the VW
> style of pump-they last much longer cause they are lubricated with engine
> oil not fuel. Of course the heating system is a joke and don't even think
> about having reliable a/c but they drive nicely and perform well and get
> good fuel economy for a luxury car (around 40mpg or 7l/100km for typical
> communting). Electrical parts are expensive but buy good quality and you
> will only change it once every decade, these cars were well built from the
> start and will last if you maintain them that way.
> I was on a diesel Mercedes list for awhile (have a 300SD with 800,000kms
> two 240D projects), the 190 2.5 TD was considered the best of the later
> diesels Mercedes made and got rave comments from all of its owners,
> especially in performance, it was really one of the first fast diesels to
> come along.
> Greg

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