We are selling our 1997 Mercedes diesel. It has been our pride and joy. I had been making our fuel from waste vegetable oil for more than a year in my airplane hangar. On November 5 of last year, I was involved in a crash in Missouri which made me a quadriplegic. I am no longer able to make my own fuel, and in all honesty I need a new car with a warranty so that I don't have to do the maintenance. Our loss is your gain.
This car has been lovingly cared for -- it has new rear tires, good rubber on the front, a new fuel heater, new fuel seals, a new tank screen, new glow plugs, and a recent oil change. The car is a shiny black with gray leather interior. The air-conditioning works perfectly, as does Cruise control and power windows. The sunroof does not leak, and also works well. The power seat adjustments don't work as well, so we adjust them to suit us and then leave them alone; it wasn't worth it to us to replace them. The stereo works, but the volume control is a little temperamental; once the volume is adjusted, it holds the adjustment.
The car has 212,000 miles, which is not a lot in the diesel world. These engines typically will run a half million miles before requiring any engine work. The transmission is also regarded as bulletproof, and is working well.
I am willing and able to advise a novice in how to make fuel from waste vegetable oil.
Diesel cars have not been sold in California for quite some time, and it is typically necessary to buy them out of state. That is how we obtained this car. However, it has no rust underneath. Because they are rare in California, the new body style which began in 1997 is very popular and is sometimes sold at a premium. We are willing to sell this one for less than $10,000. Given you can make your fuel for just over a dollar per gallon, this car should provide its next owner with the same degree of savings we have enjoyed.
Contact us at 714 -- 334 -- 5855, or e-mail us at Len at look local.com.