"Pretty amazing, but looking at it from the outside, I ask myself, "yes, they are high miles, but at what price?" My point being is that it might be possible to keep any vehicle on the road for ever, but at a Price ($$$$$), just a thought, not trying to cause any waves or anything. "
After a life watching the way Americans use up automotive machinery, I have came to some conclusions. They mostly revolve around considerations expressed above.
First, the way a car is serviced by the first owner has no effect to the first owner. Second the damage done during the second 100K by the third owner just about does in all cars no matter who makes them. Mostly, the cheapest machinery is that given up by the first or second owner and is used thoroughly up by the third. But the best deal going is to take that good piece, use it up and sell it as a MB.
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician