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Wife wants a R320 CDI
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Wife wants a R320 CDI
Wife wants a new hauler and I think my MB diesel bug has finally worn off on her... Are we crazy to be thinking about one of these? Seems like you can pick up a decent CDI one for around $6k. AWD, Diesel, seats 6... Seems like it checks most of the boxes. Also, high 20s low 30s doesn't sound bad either. We put an easy 25k miles a year on our stuff and 14mpg is getting old.

I also saw there were several canned tunes that boast another 2-3mpg (and 65ft of torque and 40hp!) for around $500. 

I was trying to convince her that we needed a E320 with the OM648, but that'll probably be further down the road when my commuter bursts into a ball of fire. 

All in all, it seems tempting. Any pointers?
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08-30-2019, 07:07 PM
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RE: Wife wants a R320 CDI
I've never had an R class but they seem to be a lot of car for the money, have heard good things about them over here.
09-03-2019, 09:01 AM
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RE: Wife wants a R320 CDI
Thanks for the feedback. They're such an oddball vehicle over here that not many people talk about them. And the forum reviews seem very polarized, best car they've ever owned or they're ready to set it on fire. Mind you this is all from 10 years ago and everyone is paying dealer service prices.
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'85 CJ7 ~ OM617 swap, Taurus electric fan, T5 trans, Dana 300, 4.88 R&P, Mile Marker locking hubs, ALDA removed, MKII hybrid boost controller, Greazzer's upgraded overflow valve,  AMC 20 rear disk brake conversion, Aussie locked with 33's and 5" Rough Country lift. 
09-08-2019, 01:40 PM
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