well the matrix has taken one last dump on us and we are looking to buy a diesel. We travel a lot and want the good gas mileage and reliability of a diesel.
pros and cons so far…
looking at a 1981 300td wagon great condition 157,000 $5000
easy to work on, I used to own 240D
high clearance (we do a lot of dirt road driving)
manual transmission, rare so not sure if easy to get parts for
or 2009 tdi wagon 130,000 $9000
harder to work on
seems like they are high maintenance??
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