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    I need some info - google aint much help. I want to go and have a looksee at a 1996 Mercedes C250Diesel (w202) that is up for a good price.

    Now, in SA did these come with a turbo or are they normally aspirated? Any thing to look out for - this one is a manual.

    Any info will be great cause I cant seem to find much in the www on the SA spec ones.

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    They came in both turbodiesel and normal aspirated my dad owned both the C250 turbodiesel was hijacked from him then he got the normal C250 diesel which he sold with well over 500 000km on. C250 is slow but if you can love with that they can last a lifetime.

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    Looked at an old car mag and the 1996 models were apparently turbodiesels that replaced the previous N/A ones. I always liked these older diesel mercs, I dont quite know why I just do, and its a 5 cylinder

    Will see tomorrow if it is indeed the turbo one or not - its an old lady so she dont know much about this stuff. This one has 230,00 kilos on so practically brand new
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    both turbo and non turbo were available all the way till year 2000. both exceptionally good. the non turbo auto is the slowest of the bunch. the turbodiesel with the electronic 5 speed 722.6 autobox is the pic of the bunch. with regular servicing, mechanically they will easily outlast anything else on the road.

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    That Quintet has a sound like no other!!
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    What kind of fuel economy do these old diesel mercs have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    What kind of fuel economy do these old diesel mercs have?
    You should get 6-7 L/100 even if you drive it like you stole it.
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    Default Re: W202 C250Diesel

    Buy it, maintain it and hold onto it! That engine will outlast nearly anything and runs on a breath of fuel.

    All service parts should be available from Goldwagen and w202 parts are a plenty.

    Seats are also nice and comfortable for long trips!

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    Seems I was too late - someone else is buying it

    Anyhow, I just bought a Diahatsu Rocky 4x4... want ek is mos jeukerig New project that will keep me busy, or bankrupt me whichever comes first
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    I need some info - google aint much help. I want to go and have a looksee at a 1996 Mercedes C250Diesel (w202) that is up for a good price.

    Now, in SA did these come with a turbo or are they normally aspirated? Any thing to look out for - this one is a manual.

    Any info will be great cause I cant seem to find much in the www on the SA spec ones.

    I was fortunate to have one of the first W202 C250 Turbodiesels in South Africa, taking delivery in February 1997. The car was bought through Mercedes Benz Export Division in South Africa, and immediately exported to Zambia, where it was registered. As a city car it was phenomenal; however, it was as a long range cruiser that it came into its own. Pretoria to Lusaka on a single tank, averaging 140km/h, with enough packing space for everything but the kitchen sink. The steel wheels (instead of alloys) were well suited to Lusaka's pot holes. Excellent car, I was sad to have to sell it in Mauritius in 1999.

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