Looking into buying a Mercedes 300TD Wagon, found a good looking option but want advice on if it’s a decent deal for what I’d be getting.
I’m looking to use it as a daily driver, and to go on trips to the mountains.
Live in California, but don’t have too much budget aside from what I can put into the original purchase (won’t be able to make too many big fixes after purchase) Is this a wise decision and what should I be looking out for, the seller listed work he’s done to the car as well as things he thinks it needs next, he’s a Mercedes Mechanic so I believe he knows what he’s talking about… in any case thanks yall:
Work it still could use.
A/C compressor dead
Heater valve seeping, may be able to get by with insert replacement for now although must be MB insert. MTC is not good.
Front shocks are a bit soft
Climate control actuator leaking, don’t know which one.
Possible climate control module, not expensive.
Would like to rebuild injectors, smoother running
Motor mount shocks and mounts
FYI, I recently compared the headlight to a 2010 Mercedes ML350, the ones on the wagon were brighter.
elow I’ve listed what I’ve done in the last 2 years. Most of it in the last year.
New brake master cylinder
New brake booster
Replaced front brake pads and rotors
Repacked front wheel bearings
New front lower ball joints
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors
New rear sway bar links
New rear differential mount
Serviced rear differential
New rear hydraulic accumulators
New engine mounts
New oil cooler hoses
Replacement oil cooler
Thoroughly cleaned injectors and injection pump
New fuel tank screen
Adjusted valves every 9 months
Fuel filters replacement every 9 months
Oil changed regularly with full synthetic (Amsoil)
New coolant expansion tank and cap
Flushed suspension fluid and new filter
New battery (Interstate)
New windshield seal, Genuine Mercedes
New rear window and seal, Genuine Mercedes
New blower motor
All door vacuum actuators new
New ignition switch and steering lock
New Glow Plugs
New Glow Plug Relay
All 4 tires have over 50% remaining
CD player with Bluetooth and HD radio
Upgraded headlights (ECE spec)