With the caddy for sale and me getting a few offers before I can even find a car, I need to have some plan quickly. I found an ‘84 Benz 300D that is apparently a euro model with 220k on the clock for $1800. Seems to be in good shape from the pics, but I know nothing about these old benzes and even less about diesels. PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACTUALLY OWNED THESE: What should I look out for? What are running costs like? Where can I get it worked on? Are oil changes on these like oil changes on regular cars?

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Car in question.

DISCLAIMER: I’m also looking at 2 Eldorados, so don’t worry, I might not get a Benz.