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Old 04-03-2017, 02:27 PM
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1996 E300D at 500,000 Km!

Just received this mileage ("kilometerage?") award from the MBUSA Classic Center. Amazing they're still doing this for free!





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1996 E300D (W210) . .338,000 miles Wife's car
2005 E320 CDI . . 113,000 miles My car
Santa Rosa population 176,762 (2022)
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . 627,762
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:38 PM
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Congratulations

Yeah,Well... They probably figure that by 500K Kilos they've already got
all of your money they're going to,so the Lil promotional paper is a Bene.

PLUS:

1. How many of their customers take self maintenance to your levels?
2. Once Upon a Time it actually meant something as far as Quality
Engineering and Quality Controlled Manufacturing...
These days, NOTHING,
following the Three Pointed Star around made after 2006 Will EVER BE ABLE
to qualify for the Award y'all just became the Happy Owners of!

3. "The Best or Nothing"
(Who in Mercedes much maligned name sake is in charge of Polishing the
Stainless Steel ZERO that Must soon be affixed to Headquarters in Stuttgart?)
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Congrats, Jeremy. No surprise, with your attention to all things maintenance.
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I submitted my request for 500k medal back in Sept. It must've gotten lost in the mail. I followed up with an email in Feb and got no reply. I finally re-submitted last week. We'll see if this one goes through.


The most amusing part is that there are so few people at the dealers that know about the high mileage awards...it usually takes going through 2 or 3 people before they find someone who's heard of it...and even then they ask me what they need to do..."just check the odo and sign this form, I'll do the rest"
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Mark, have you gotten them for the CDI? I was thinking about it...but somehow just doesn't seem to "fit" with a newer Benz. I'll probably get one at some point.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:06 AM
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Amusing indeed

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Originally Posted by spark3542 View Post
The most amusing part is that there are so few people at the dealers that know about the high mileage awards...it usually takes going through 2 or 3 people before they find someone who's heard of it...and even then they ask me what they need to do..."just check the odo and sign this form, I'll do the rest"
I had the application form signed at Ken Garff Mercedes in Salt Lake City while we were there for Christmas. Pleasantly surprised to discover the nice young lady who came out into the "Ooh, that be expensive!" service input bay knew what the form was for and led me to the service manager who signed off without even looking to see what kind of car it was.

Interesting that the application form calls for 312,000 miles as the qualifying number even though 500,000 Km is 310,000+ miles. To be on the safe side, I waited until the car actually passed 312,000 before submitting the form, and included a photo of the odometer. The award took about six weeks, more or less.
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"Buster" in the '95

Our all-Diesel family
1996 E300D (W210) . .338,000 miles Wife's car
2005 E320 CDI . . 113,000 miles My car
Santa Rosa population 176,762 (2022)
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . 627,762
"Oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz."
-- Janis Joplin, October 1, 1970

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Old 04-04-2017, 01:40 PM
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Mark, have you gotten them for the CDI? I was thinking about it...but somehow just doesn't seem to "fit" with a newer Benz. I'll probably get one at some point.
Both CDIs and the SD have the 250km badge. You can see two of them if you look carefully. I think ANY Benz looks better with them! Looks like Benson has earned one before your 91
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