Had to have the driver's seat reconditioned.
Replaced the radiator.
Had the muffler welded back together.
I bought this car in 2008 when fuel prices went to over $4.00 per gallon.
This car is amazingly simple. The 240d is notoriously slow, but when coupled with the 4 speed manual, this is a really fun car to drive. Fuel mileage varies from 23-30 mpg depending on how the car is driven.
The car has been almost entirely trouble free in the time I've owned it. Not bad for a car pushing 30 years old! Parts are still very easy to find, and I use an independent diesel mechanic for service.
With the super low cost of maintenance, insurance, and the fact that the 240 is relatively fuel efficient, this is a super inexpensive car to own, and a pleasure to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th March, 2011