[Vwdiesel] diesel benz in Colorado

gary gbangs at cfl.rr.com
Sat Sep 10 08:48:48 EDT 2005

Ihad an '86 190D 2.5 which routinely got 32mpg in town and 40 on the
hwy. It was a 2.5l I-5 non-turbo with a 4 speed slushbox. Sluggish at
the start, but once rolling, it was a real pleasure to drive.

If it wasn't for the really cramped rear seat leg room, I would probably
still have it.

Ten years before, I looked at a early 80's 300d (TD) which had a 35gal
aux tank in the trunk. He 'claimed' he got an easy 35mpg. Thses are big,
heavy cars.


On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 02:10 -0400, LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
> Not sure why they'd be going so cheap since milage is now important again,
>   Probably because MB diesels don't make THAT good of mileage.  
> Dad's 220 typically made about 28 ish and the 300 TD makes in the 
> low 20's.  The 220 made mid 30's once, when there was a problem 
> with the vacuum doo-dad on the pump, on the factory rebuild.  It was 
> really lopey at low speeds that way though.  
>   West coast rep had a 300 he'd offered to Dad that made about double 
> the mileage of his 300.  Said he didn't start looking for fuel until 700 to 
> 750 miles.  Dad's is empty around 350!
>      Loren
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