Merge without fear in your 240D

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Merge Without Fear in Your 240D

Switching from a Volvo 240 to a Benz 240D was a step up in weight (2800-3300 lb) and a step down in power 110->70HP, which says a lot. These simple tips will deal with what is likely the most intimidating part of the change to a 240D, a freeway merge.

1. Speed is your friend. The 240D stops faster than it accelerates. Carry speed through the cloverleaf, and minimize the difference between your speed and traffic when you get there.

2. Don't tailgate. If the person in front of you decides to merge from a standing stop, you are too, but with less power. 100-200 feet of following distance lets you carry speed until the way is clear for you to accellerate and merge.

3. It can go fast, just not that quickly. Plan on more space and time to get to the speed of traffic.