A majority of the automotive obsessed population of the world would love to drive something rare, flammable or ultra fast every day, but many of us have logged the most miles behind the wheel of cars that are a little more accessible—even if they aren't any more reasonable.
Diplomatic immunity means never having to say you're sorry. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Euro-spec Mercedes 300D looks like something a foreign attaché might drive, but will its price tax your diplomacy?
Depending on your perspective cars of the 1980s might seem like they were new yesterday or built sometime before the beginning of time. Regardless of your perspective, the newest vehicle to come out of the decade is now 23 years old.
One cylinder and worlds apart from the line of historical German three liters shown in this 1984 Mercedes Benz commercial, after 27 years the claims of the 300D's contribution to Mercedes Benz's dynasty seem a lot less of a stretch.
Car ownership is a gamble. Owning the perfect car can easily turn out less than perfect. Buying a crappy car can sometimes work out a lot better than expected. You really never know. What‘s the best car you've ever owned?