1983 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 300sd turbo diesel from North America
Its been a lifelong dream, to own a car made in the city where I was born.
This is one of the last true diesels, before they went to aluminum heads. Cast steel block and heads, double roller timing chain. Mechanical injection pump, that means when war breaks out, EMP pulse will not fry this cars computer. It has none.
It will burn used cooking oil, without the expensive refining that the computerized diesels need. It will even burn used motor oil.
If you need a car, look at the pre 1985 Mercedes diesels. Why Rich people get rid of them, I don't know. They are built to last a owners lifetime, and his offspring.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th February, 2007
5th Mar 2007, 16:20
There is a 300SD for sale that I am thinking about buying, partially because it's diesel. What does the mileage look like on it? I know it's a turbocharged I5, so it shouldn't be too bad on fuel. Besides, there are several restaurants in my town probably looking to get rid of old cooking oil. If you ever see this, could you email me?
PS- Strange question...what wiper assembly does the 300SD have? Is it the one huge wiper that covers the entire windshield, or is it the two wiper setup that looks kinda like an '80's Saab 900?