W124 250D Manual

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    The engine will last forever. So will any trip.
     
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    Like with all my cars, the plan is for it to be lowered quite substantially and then put some expensive wheels on it!
     
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    Well, onlookers won't need freeze-frame photos to make out what wheels are on it when it's moving. They might think it's been stuck to the floor though.

    I am not immune to the charms of good wheels etc, but shouldn't there be some hint of sporting prowess attached to it? I drove a 3 litre version of this (the 12v) and that re-defined slow. I recall trying to get up a steep hill outside Cheltenham with my leg lifted off the seat frantically pumping the throttle in the vain hope of kickdown. I gave up and slunk behind the milk float* in the inner lane.

    * it was a big milk lorry really, but it managed to overtake me in the crawler lane.
     
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    Haha, I dont intend on driving this fast - I have plans of an e36 328i track car and I have a r129 300sl for the summer, this will literally be for motorway driving etc

    By lowering it, I mean no arch gap etc - im 21, so im going through that phase still!
     
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    That car will be the business,but you have to be a decent driver to make them work on hills etc,have one myself in red 92 one love it,overtook many a milk truck
    keep it serviced and it will serve you well,
     
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    Looks nice but it could use some orange indicators!
     
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    He ended up wanting to keep it, not surprised really - no point selling it for peanuts when its such a useful car to own
     
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    Once they're up there they're not that bad at all - I've a w123 300d which is more than good enough. It'll make any trip at 85mph - granted, less on a steep incline, but overall not shabby.

    With a manual box it'll help the driver feel better! I've a 12v 300 and when it kick's down it picks up nicely, if the kick down falls you can always move the shift.

    Don't be discouraged!
     
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