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Old 12-11-2009, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by layback40 View Post
1980 300d turned over 800,000 miles 4 years ago, is now in the shed as a parts car but still drivable. I have a friend with a 1979 300d with 1,150,000 miles and still going strong!!
Wow ... now I don't feel like I can brag about my 364,000-mile 240D, much less my 263,000-mile 87 300D. Very impressive!
1987 300D, arctic white/palomino--314,000 miles
1978 240D 4-speed, Euro Delivery, light ivory/bamboo--369,000 miles
2005 Jeep Liberty CRD Limited, light khaki/slate--140,000 miles
2018 Chevy Cruze diesel, 6-speed manual, satin steel metallic/kalahari--14,500 miles
1995 S320, black/parchment--34,000 miles (Dad's car)
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:52 PM
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I'll be joining soon with 299k. I should hit 300k next week sometime!
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'77 300D ~ Sold
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:05 PM
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306K on original engine and transmission
85 300D Turbo
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:05 PM
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Both of my dad's cars qualify....his '82 300SD has 321k on it with original trans, but not original engine. (original blew a ring or something around 313k...we swapped it out....still ran, but burned oil/smoked like heck, and had hardly any power)

His '83 300SD has 307k or so.....original engine AND trans....not sure if the trans has ever been rebuilt. This year we did a 2.47 swap on it too, so its a great cruiser.

My '82 300SD will be approaching 300k I drive about 81 miles a day for work.....and I am at 285,364 right I should reach 300k around next July or August! The people at work will think I am insane. I have the oldest car BY FAR of anyone.....oldest car in the lot is probably a '99 or newer....
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 78k - mine - (OC-80,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 8k - wifes (OC-10k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'89 420SEL 166k - mine (OC-167,000)
'01 E320 - 171k - dad's (OC-171,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 49k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'09 E350 4matic Sedan - 129k - Brothers (OC-128,000)
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:54 PM
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not even half way there yet... my odo broke at 122k a few years ago and i have not fixed it yet... cant be past 124k by now
1977 MB 240D 4 speed 145K - Nearly Perfect
1993 MB 400E 212K - New Project
2014 Honda CR-V 85K - Wife's DD
2018 Ford F150 5.slow 15K - My DD

1979 MB 280E 90K - Sold
1983 MB 240D 238K - Scrapped
1984 MB 300D 347K? - Sold
1984 MB 300TD Wagon - 188k - Sold
1987 MB 300E 5 speed 258K - Scrapped
1991 MB 300TE 5 speed 276K - Sold
1993 MB 400E 130K - Sold
1995 MB E320 Wagon 190k - Sold
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ImBroke View Post
320k on Bruiser. Hoping to sell it so I can drive Alex more and get it over 300. Only diesel guys would be wanting to add miles to their cars.
HOW TRUE! I was excited when I was driving Milo who's now up around 220,000....well on his way to 300K. But now that may daily driver is Otis (daughter has Milo for next two years), with only 85,000 miles, I somehow feel like I'm back at the beginning of the race!
06 E320 CDI "Benson", Platinum Blue, 175k mi
06 E320 CDI "Rutherford", Black, 145k mi
91 300D "Otis", Smoke Silver, 129k mi
98 E300 "Murray", Silver, 128k mi, Stage 2 Rocketchip chip tuned, under son's care, getting EXPENSIVE!

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2002 Honda Odyssey 254k mi (want to name it "Homer," wife won't let me)
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by LUVMBDiesels View Post
After seeing slojoexxx's post, I figures what a cool idea it would be to have a registry of all our cars that have hit 300,000 or more miles.

OK so who has passed this milestone?

Rudolf now has 305,000 on his clock, how about you?
My last, (and probably best) Mercedes-Benz diesel was an '83 300SD with 305K miles on-the-clock, when I replaced it as my daily-driver, and bought an E300TD new, in '99. It sold in one week parked in front of my home for full asking - $4,950.00. Most everything worked on it - cruise, A/C, moonroof, all lights, instrument cluster-tach, etc. no rust either......great car.
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:25 PM
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I am in

with my 1987 190D, it has 309k about to hit 310k. I had a 1980 240D with 715k on it and i loved that car.

Grey '91 350SDL 214k
Beige '81 240D 4 Speed 254k
Blue '82 300D 225k
White '95 E300D 46k SOLD
Blue '87 190D 2.5 Turbo 315k SOLD
Brown '80 240D 4 Speed 716k SOLD
Beige '80 300D N/A 119k SOLD
Blue '85 300D Model 186k T-Boned
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:34 PM
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My 81 240d has about 390k on it and is driven almost daily along with the 84 300TD that has 311k! My 86 F350 4x4 with the 6.9 just turned 300k 2 weeks ago. Seems like it would be time to update my fleet, but if it ain't broke why fix it!!
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:46 PM
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350,869 on the clock as of today. We're starting to get a little hard to start in the cold Also at idle, blue smoke. Drive away and the smoke disappears. Original engine and trans!
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:13 PM
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316k on the 83 turbo 123 with vented floorpans aka rust holes aka swiss cheese runs and starts and drives though,even on the highway, dont take it past 70mph sir
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:07 AM
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I am in now. Owned since 12/05. Original engine and Transmission.

This photo from September, btw the Passat in pic also hit 300K in December

2006 E320 CDI Black/Black Leather. Nav, HTD Seats HK stereo 32000 miles.
2000 VW Passat 1.8t 300,000 miles as of Dec 09, 2009 original owner
1997 E300d Silver 300,000 miles As of Jan 05, 2010
3rd owner SOLD
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:06 AM
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Let me toss my hat in the ring too. Bought '83 SD last sping and it had 310K on the clock. Odo was (and is) non functional. No idea how long it has been broken. Starts, runs, and drives great. Looks good too.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:29 AM
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350,000 on the sdl.

Finally fixed the water leak from the sunroof too!
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:31 AM
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I just hit the 320,000 mile mark the other day.
Michael LaFleur

'05 E320 CDI - 86,000 miles
'86 300SDL - 360,000 miles
'85 300SD - 150,000 miles (sold)
'89 190D - 120,000 miles (sold)
'85 300SD - 317,000 miles (sold)
'98 ML320 - 270,000 miles (sold)
'75 300D - 170,000 miles (sold)
'83 Harley Davidson FLTC (Broken again) :-(
'61 Plymouth Valiant - 60k mikes
2004 Papillon (Oliver)
2005 Tzitzu (Griffon)
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