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Old 02-02-2009, 10:46 AM
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He didn't say how many times the engine/tranny had been rebuilt; still impressive.
Actually yes it does. He states original motor and the tranny was rebuilt three times. Of course he could be lying, but he still states this.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:48 AM
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Check this out. This guy states that this 300D has 890,000 miles on the original engine and the tranny has had 3 rebuilds. I wonder if this is true? But why would you lie about something like this??
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He's probably lying. I'll bet he's got over 900,000 miles on it, but just wants to make it sound good . . . .
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:04 AM
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He's probably lying. I'll bet he's got over 900,000 miles on it, but just wants to make it sound good . . . .
Yeah, it probably has already rolled over once but he figured he'd have no takers if he stated that!

Someone really should get this car and get it to 1 million miles. They may get a new car from Mercedes! Or at least get on a commercial like Ford Trucks.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:44 PM
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The only problem is the next owner would be putting on 11% of that one million miles, and it would take many years.

900k is enough... Enshrine it.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:54 PM
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What would be most impressive would be an Odometer working correctly for that long!
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:58 PM
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I wonder if anyone has considered the possibility of a misprint on the mileage.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:04 PM
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I wonder if anyone has considered the possibility of a misprint on the mileage.
Since they preface the ad with "high mileage" and report 3 transmission rebuilds, I don't think so. Its unlikey the transmission crapped out that many times in 89,000 miles.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:09 PM
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The only problem is the next owner would be putting on 11% of that one million miles, and it would take many years.

900k is enough... Enshrine it.
Why not drive it if it still drives OK? I wouldn't drive it just for the sake of trying to reach 1 million miles, but if it runs fine and is in good structural condition, keep it on the road ... these cars like to be driven, not enshrined.

That said, I probably wouldn't take a cross-country trip in it by myself without a solid backup plan ...
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:20 PM
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I guess enshrine wouldn't be the best choice of words. Heck, if I had a 300SL gull wing I would drive it as much as I can.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:22 PM
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If it was closer I would buy it!
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:03 PM
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I'd build a nice new climate controlled addition on to my shop for it to live in. Something with a nice porcelain tile floor.

... but you better believe I would still drive it!
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:36 PM
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Buy it then send it to MBUSA to get a replacement...as long as you can ask proof from the PO of maintenance records dating as far back as possible to document the miles
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:38 PM
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Buy it then send it to MBUSA to get a replacement...as long as you can ask proof from the PO of maintenance records dating as far back as possible to document the miles
To heck with that! I WOULD WANT TO KEEP IT FOR MYSELF! It's way cooler than anything MB would try to give me as a replacement! I'd let them have pictures of it, though.
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The post has been removed by the original poster! I wonder who bought it?

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:27 AM
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The post has been removed by the original poster! I wonder who bought it?

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I noticed that as well. Perhaps he noticed this thread and decided to keep it and try to get it to 1 million miles himself and then sell it to a museum or trade it with Mercedes for a new one!

Or perhaps another forum member swooped in and picked it up.
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