I guess that VW wasn't going fast enough for the 300CD!
I do love 'em!
I've had 5 of the mid 80's 300SD turbo diesels, a few 420SELs & even a 300TDT wagon. But that has been almost 10 years ago, now I have a 98 ML320 & a 99 C280.
Just added a 98 BMW540i, Man, what a difference in design philosophy! The germans do know how to tame the road tho. . .
I do miss the simplicity of the maintenance on the mid 80s MB diesels. Glow plugs & filters were 95% of all you ever needed.
The newer computer cars are great until something goes wrong . . . .
RE: What determines "this should prove the point?"
- For me, several million documented miles covering different users & environmental conditions would go a long way towards proof.
Hey Gary, "Mr. Mom" was released in 1983 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Mom
So, it may be on the oldies by now.
I get my MB parts from a dealer in California (Al in the parts dept at Caliber Motors ) - I order then by 3 their time & FedEx delivers them to my door the next day. (after shipping, it is still less than list)
I've tried to use the local dealer, but they insist on charging way over list & I have had to wait over 2 weeks for what should have been a stock item.