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Thread: What are some of the most reliable old vehicles?

  1. #71
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    I had a 1980 300SD and a1984 190D. They made decent commuter cars. The 190D was very basic, no AC, not even electric windows.
    2001 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 34X10.5 ARB front and rear, winch, belly up and other stuff.

  2. #72
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    420 Farms
    My 240D was a one owner car when I got it. They must have been reasonably wealthy because they did European delivery.
    In 1978 that must have been something. First service is a shop in Dusseldorf, I have a complete history of the car from day one.
    It did need some things like the dreaded vacuum system fixed.
    No A/C, 4 speed manual, they did splurged on an electric sunroof and windows.
    It had 107,000 miles on it when I got it last year, I've added almost 8,000 in that time.
    One big road trip and went 928 miles before I chickened out and refueled, reserve light still not on.
    It's a joy to drive and still looks great after 40 years of service.
    I'm hoping to pass it on to a youngster in the family that appreciates it.
    I have a 16 year old niece that thinks it's the coolest, I taught her how to drive a manual transmission
    with it.

    These things are still all over the place in rural Africa, mostly used as Taxi's, many with many 100's of thousands of kilometers on them.

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