I too was taken back by the claim that 75,000 is "high mileage". They have got to be kidding. Hell a diesel engine isn't even broken in at that point. I worked with someone who had their Chrysler minivan's transmission replaced, when I asked why they said "...well it was slipping. After al it had 75,000 miles on it." I said "...AND". Maybe I have spoiled by imports in general and Mercedes more specificlly.
1994 MB E320 Coupe (199,500 mi)
1992 MB 190E 2.6 (173,000 mi)
1983 Porsche 911SC (148,000 mi)
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T (198,000 mi)
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