For that model year . . .
The 300TD is the wagon and that’s the title of your discussion
The sedan and coupe were never badged as “300TD”
And for that matter, you’ll not find a 190 sedan with a diesel engine that has a “190TD” badge on the trunk lid
As for the 190 being a livelier car, I agree with you. It was a much more modern design, with better handling suspension and steering . . . compared to the car that you’re looking at, which was designed much earlier
As for the seats, even though the material is holding up well, do the seats still offer any support,?
or are they “sat through” . . . ?
sight unseen, my vote is for the latter
Bills for the upholstery shop can be quite costly
A heads up . . . if the seats indeed no longer offer support, so to speak, the problem is usually two-fold. The support under the vinyl is worn. I forget if it’s horse-hair or foam. And the seat frame itself is just plum worn out. The springs (which are not coil springs, by the way) are caved in. You’d have to see a new/refurbished seat frame next to a worn one to see the difference.
Now that you tell me it’s not a wagon . . . but presumably a sedan . . . I’m no longer sure the price is appropriate. For one thing, the paint would have to be in phenomenal shape
If it happens to be a coupe . . . and I doubt it, because they’re fairly rare . . . the price would be pretty good