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31
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300TD
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300TD

Art lovers aren’t accustomed to finding flaws in masterpieces, and a couple of decades ago, auto writers weren’t accustomed to talking smack about Mercedes-Benz.

Despite Mercedes’ well-earned reputation for building nearly perfect vehicles, the boys at Consumer Guide didn’t hesitate to take the 1980 300TD to task. In the review shared below, my predecessors here at “The Guide” lamented the midsize German wagon’s high price, lack of power, and long braking distance.

With those gripes out of the way, the review took a familiar and expected turn. Among the superlatives used to described the 300TD were:

  • High quality
  • Lush
  • Taut
  • Solid
  • Exceptional
  • Practical

The review concludes with the suggestion that a consumer doesn’t buy a Mercedes-Benz 300TD, he invests in it. Read the following review and tell us what you think. Was the 300TD close to automotive perfection?

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