Tuesday, January 27, 2009

5-speed Mersedes-Benz 190D - $1700 (SF)

Interesting to note that there are five-speed Mercedes Diesels other than the anaemic 240d (and my one-off 300d from Eddie's German Auto Service).


Friday, January 9, 2009

1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Diesel

This ad must be wrong, I cannot believe Mercedes would make a diesel roadster, and I just spent 20 minutes searching for any reference to one on the internet. I wish it were true, though.

I also wish I had $14,995 to throw at a classic diesel roadster, if it turned out there actually was one in Alameda with 42,236 miles on it.

Speaking of diesel roadsters and disbelief, there are some unbelievable options in Europe.

Ok, back to our regularly scheduled less-than-$3000-or-so programming.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

1986 Volkswagon Golf Diesel - $3000 (russian river)

Here's something to write home about. A nice looking VW Golf diesel up near the Russian River, wife asking $3k. Not a lot of details in the ad, but a small 2-door diesel with the benefits of VW Golf suspension tuning and access to the awesome GTI parts of its day, this could be a fun little track car.

Okay, it would be an even more practical commuter. And with the hatch in back you might even be able to get a big dog in the back... Would you replace a near 3-ton truck with this little bugger?