[Vwdiesel] diesel benz in Colorado
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,
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!
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