1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Is mileage an issue?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by rodt, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. rodt

    rodt Guest

    I feel the need for a V8 in my life and never having owned a Mercedes, note that 430CLK convertibles seem to be available now in my (low) price range.

    One in particular I like the look of is for sale with full history (apparently) and 6 months MoT with (apparently) no advisories.

    However, the recorded mileage for this 2001 model is 150,000. Bearing in mind that my annual mileage is likely to be no more than 5-6,000, should I look to spending a bit more for a lower mileage model or is this type of car capable of coping with high(ish) mileage.

    Just as a guide, my preference is for a car that has been properly used and looked after rather than one that has sat around being polished. My 1996 MGF with 99,000 recorded is excellent; my 1975 Triumph with only 56,000 recorded is problematical.

    I would be interested in the thought sof those who know the model and thank you for your time.
     
  2. paul hayward

    paul hayward Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Your Mercedes:
    all MB sold..V70R now ;-)
    buy it and ENJOY IT!!:cool:...they are great fun...trust me:D


    welcome by the way ;-)
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012
  3. toby1

    toby1 Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,830
    Likes Received:
    31
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Location:
    West Berkshire
    Your Mercedes:
    1998 CL420 C140
    Buy it tomorrow
     
  4. OP
    rodt

    rodt Guest

    Thanks Paul. I had a feeling that was the sort of response I would get.

    Over the past few years my buying pattern for cars has rarely exceeded 3 figures so paying out close to £3k is slightly alien to me. But there is something about the looks of the CLK that appeal apart from the V8 and all that goes with it.

    Hopefully, next time I post will be as an actual Mercedes owner....
     
  5. paul hayward

    paul hayward Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Your Mercedes:
    all MB sold..V70R now ;-)

    you meant TODAY:D;)

    I was really lucky with my CLK:cool:....it was more or less "Found" for me and got it at a good price as desperate seller...needs a bit of TLC here n there but ...just watch this space...Resto thread to follow a little sooner than i thought:lol:.. fingers crossed for you:cool:...dont forget PICTURES!;)
     
  6. grober

    grober Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,935
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Location:
    Scotland
    Your Mercedes:
    W204 C200cdi estate
    Just check that all the " convertible" bits work Roll over "tombstone" bars and the hood mechanism. Lots of "bitties" to go wrong and can need expert fettling to get working again reliably.
     
  7. television

    television Always remembered RIP

    Messages:
    164,074
    Likes Received:
    277
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    Daventry
    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
    One has to consider that in 150k miles all parts will not be as tight as a 25k mile car, it did not do me much good buying a low mileage 18k miles SL and it cost me thousands within no time. Just be prepared for things like roll bar links and other bushes that may need replacement.

    True with only a few k mile per year not much should happen, the car must have been good to have so far through life, so why not
     
  8. st4

    st4 Banned

    Messages:
    8,624
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Location:
    Sunny Scotland
    Your Mercedes:
    Disqualified driver
    Engine will be fine but interior bits won't be as nice as a younger car, suspension components either clapped out if hardly driven or freshly changed.

    It could be a peach or a shed, without having it looked at and a good drive you won't know.
     
  9. Steve@Avantgarde

    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    6,808
    Likes Received:
    961
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Location:
    Bristol/Somerset
    Your Mercedes:
    C220CDI AMG Line Premium, SLR McLaren Roadster, SL55 & C32AMG
    Mileage will not be an issue providing it has a good service history and has been well maintained.

    My family have lots of high mileage Mercs and they are in better condition than some with half their mileage.
     
  10. MBDevotee

    MBDevotee Active Senior Members

    Messages:
    1,367
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Location:
    Yeovil
    Your Mercedes:
    53 270CDI CLK Avantguard + ML500 with LPG
    Better to be used than sat in a shed
     

Share This Page