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Old 01-26-2007, 10:30 AM
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hints on how to reach the 1M mark...MB Mention of mystic...

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/SaveonaCar/CarsThatLastAMillionMiles.aspx?page=1&GT1=8996
I am still reading the article, but free Saab for certified million milers...!
MB are you listening?
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"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

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Old 01-26-2007, 10:48 AM
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eh, nothing really in the article aside from that free Saab mention... sorry.
"Automaker Saab announced recently that it would give a free car to any original U.S. Saab owner who drives the car 1 million miles or more. Spurring the challenge were Wisconsin insurance salesman Peter Gilbert and his 1989 Edwardian Gray Saab 900 SPG, whose odometer not long ago clicked over to six zeros."
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John HAUL AWAY, OR CRUSHED CARS!!! HELP ME keep the cars out of the crusher! A/C Thread
"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

My drivers:
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

1987 300TD
1987 300TD
1994GMC 2500 6.5Turbo truck... I had to put the ladder somewhere!

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Old 01-26-2007, 11:28 AM
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It's really too bad mercedes does not have that program. There are a few mercedes on ebay that may have qualified for it already. I went and looked at one of them a few years back. If it had not done the million miles it must have been an exposed payload on a saturn rocket. Perhaps more than one trip even. At least the odometer was cheerful.
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:31 AM
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Yeah, the biggest drawback I see to the saab deal (other than having to have a saab) is the original owner part...
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John HAUL AWAY, OR CRUSHED CARS!!! HELP ME keep the cars out of the crusher! A/C Thread
"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

My drivers:
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

1987 300TD
1987 300TD
1994GMC 2500 6.5Turbo truck... I had to put the ladder somewhere!
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:46 AM
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I'm suprised a SAAB lasted that long. Ya know a lot of companies use planned obsolecence. I remember a comic strip about an old lady that wrote a company about a can opener she had for fifity year. The president wanted to get the old can openr and give her a new one. Then he wanted R&D to go through the old one and see why it lasted so long, so that they did not make the same mistake again....
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:49 AM
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yup, anybody hear about the lightbulb in the fire department awning that is over 100 years old and still working? the company went out of business 95 years ago...
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John HAUL AWAY, OR CRUSHED CARS!!! HELP ME keep the cars out of the crusher! A/C Thread
"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

My drivers:
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

1987 300TD
1987 300TD
1994GMC 2500 6.5Turbo truck... I had to put the ladder somewhere!
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:45 PM
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that lightbulb used a super thick fillament, which was also not very bright (literally).
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:58 PM
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my 240D is close, only another 30 years until i hit 1 million miles, because i dont drive it enough...
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:17 PM
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About 15 years ago I believe MB did give new MBs to two owners ... the one with the oldest running MB and the one with the highest mileage running MB. I remember that because it did spur a short rumor that MB did that for all owners who put 1M on their cars.

I don't have a problem with the original owner rule, simply because it sort of acknowledges those who kind of made a "commitment" with Saab when they paid for a new vehicle and stuck with it all those miles ... kind of a "been there from the start" thing. Few people buy an expensive car and then keep it for a million miles ... it's kind of a rare breed.

Although personally I would think anyone with the heart to own and maintain a million-mile car deserves some credit.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:18 PM
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If my Benz makes it to a million miles I would not want to trade it for a new one.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:21 PM
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If my Benz makes it to a million miles I would not want to trade it for a new one.
Me neither. But it would be cool if they just gave me a new one to add to the stable, as long as no one takes the old one.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:33 PM
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Me neither. But it would be cool if they just gave me a new one to add to the stable, as long as no one takes the old one.
That probably part of the deal to take your car with 1 million miles and do some commercials and then put it in a museum where it can sit.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:37 PM
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That probably part of the deal to take your car with 1 million miles and do some commercials and then put it in a museum where it can sit.
Well, I guess I would let them do that, as long as they understand I would be moving into the museum WITH the car ... and staying with it.
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:01 PM
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Simple if you really want to do it. Buy a new Mercedes, drive it 50k-100k miles a year, maitain it to the 10th degree and you will have that 1M mile badge.

You just need to drive it enough so you rack up the miles before age really starts to take affect.
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