High mileage MB's............
A good friend of mine bought a 1987 260E brand new. I have personally done ALL the scheduled service since day one ( including dozens of "in between" oil changes ). Sixteen years later the odometer reads 427,000+ miles. The car still drives nicely whether around town or on the open road. The top end ( valve guides, timing chain, etc. ) were done at 275K. I re-built the transmission at 155K. Rear differential at 300K. Major A/C work at 350K. The rest was all wear and tear/maintenance stuff. By my count, that's roughly four cars worth of service for less than the price of two!!! I'm certain that there are countless MB's out there that fall into this category. I felt compelled to post this after reading all the J.D. Power stuff.