Looking good for half a million miles..

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Crikey moses!! Wonder how much more that engine has left to give?! Damn impressive though - looks very tidy indeed considering the miles.

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Crikey moses!! Wonder how much more that engine has left to give?! Damn impressive though - looks very tidy indeed considering the miles.

Cheers,
Mark

Certainly a lot better than about 75% of the rubbish out there that is usually described as 'original' or 'mint' (add your choice of other meaningless adjectives here). The ad clearly makes no bones about the high mileage either, he's still asking a decent price and letting the punter decide if its worth it purely based on facts alone.
 

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I think you will find its a misprint and its done 54000 miles!
 

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But does it have a full Mercedes service history? :)
 

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Certainly a lot better than about 75% of the rubbish out there that is usually described as 'original' or 'mint' (add your choice of other meaningless adjectives here). The ad clearly makes no bones about the high mileage either, he's still asking a decent price and letting the punter decide if its worth it purely based on facts alone.

decent price for its age and condition, however i think given that you can get similar cars at that price with less that half the mileage, i think he may struggle a bit!
 

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That's about 60,000 miles a year. Its either a shared vehicle, or the owner has a hell of a lot of miles under his/her belt :) It makes the 228,000 on mine look like chickenfeed :)
 

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I wonder what she looks like underneath subframe etc.....1500 would be a better price! I would want to see a comprehensive list of replaced running gear I think...................must have been reliable todate though.
Perhaps good for a million miles if the body holds up?:)
 

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I have seen plenty of DB taxis in Dresden which have gone round the clock more than twice if the oil is changed at regular intervals then they will do the mileage.
 
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I wonder what she looks like underneath subframe etc.....1500 would be a better price! I would want to see a comprehensive list of replaced running gear I think...................must have been reliable todate though.
Perhaps good for a million miles if the body holds up?:)


Were you thinking what I was thinking - grandmas old broom, good as new, and only had four new heads and three new handles :p

You are right though - either it has been very reliable and been serviced on the dot, or it has by now been half replaced with new parts.
 

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I'd be interested to see MB's research data on this engine during testing. I've owned mine for almost five years and covered 30K miles (not many admittedly) and am still very impressed with the engine. It is supremely suited to the 5 speed transmission and a pleasure to drive.

As far as the 540K unit in the ad is concerned I calculated that the engine has done approximately 12,000 hrs running at a conservative estimate. I would be very interested in the service history, just to see if something more than ancillaries had been a problem. I'm certain of one thing though it won't be on its original injectors or even the second set.

Perhaps we should set up a hall of fame for members cars and the odd one like this advertised assuming genuine.
 
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No. Round the corner from me. It is 540,000 miles. Just run in nicely.

If you find yourself with half an hour to spare Hawk, how about running over there and chatting to the seller to see what history it has? As malcolm210 says, it would be very interesting to see how many injectors and ancilliaries it has been through.

Anecdotal evidence from German taxi drivers aside, does anyone on here own or ever have owned any Merc with such intergalactic mileage?
 

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If you find yourself with half an hour to spare Hawk, how about running over there and chatting to the seller to see what history it has? As malcolm210 says, it would be very interesting to see how many injectors and ancilliaries it has been through.

Anecdotal evidence from German taxi drivers aside, does anyone on here own or ever have owned any Merc with such intergalactic mileage?

Will do. Just gave them a ring and had a brief chat with Tom who knows it best. Car is being serviced and will be in the showroom tomorrow. Has original engine. Owned by local hire car company. Airport runs and taking business people all over the place apparently. Regularly serviced, two to three times per year. Two thick books full of papers apparently.

I shall certainly go and stroke it and see what else I can find out.

I've met quite a few people in France with 500k kilometres but this is about 870,000 kms!
 
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Will do. Just gave them a ring and had a brief chat with Tom who knows it best. Car is being serviced and will be in the showroom tomorrow. Has original engine. Owned by local hire car company. Airport runs and taking business people all over the place apparently. Regularly serviced, two to three times per year. Two thick books full of papers apparently.

I shall certainly go and stroke it and see what else I can find out.

I've met quite a few people in France with 500k kilometres but this is about 870,000 kms!


Well done that man, thanks for indulging us.

If it was an exec private hire vehicle, and run/maintained as well as can be imagined by the operator, I'd bet it still has plenty of life left in it yet. I would also imagine it wanted for nothing as far as maintenance was concerned, as you wouldn't cut corners on a prestige vehicle that was clearly earning its keep.
 

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The fact the interior looks so good after such a mileage is amazing never mind the wonder of the mechanicals!
 


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