Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz diesels can last a long time

Posted By on May 2, 2016

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From the Christian perspective, I have mixed thoughts on using the "Think eternal" line for a 1963 classic Volkswagen Beetle cover on Hagerty Classic car magazine. It is of course a Peope’s Car with a l-o-n-g and beloved history by VW enthusiasts, but the word "eternal" when it comes to "earthly material things" can be a sensitive choice when it comes to evangelical Christians … although probably for only the thinnest skinned? Most who desire to spread the Gospel MBRollingOver211K_160501will probably use this as a discipleship opportunity … still a controversial choice for the Hagerty cover.

On the topic of "long lasting" (I’m not going to say "eternal") … after a full fluid and 4 different filter changes last week, turned the odometer 211,000 miles on my way to continue the clearing out of my mom and dad’s house in preparation to sell. I love this old 1982 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbodiesel as it chugs along year after year after calling it a birthday gift to me in 2013.

How many other cars built in the 1970s or early 1980s can still be "daily drivers?" Unlike most cars being built today, it was rare to see cars of that era going much over 200K … let alone not turn into a pile of rust!

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Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.