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Old 02-20-2007, 03:59 PM
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When I see these ridiculously low mileage cars like this, I always wonder what the mechanical condition of a car that has just sat for that long would really be like.

What's your experience with very low mileage cars been?
I bought a 1988 560SEC last year with 9900 original miles. It went to HoyFox (I think that's the name) Mercedes in TX for PPI.

Passed with FLYING colors..no rust, no rot, no bad seals, nothing. Owner of the Benz dealer offered to buy it from me for his collection!

Of course, I have also put 45K mile beaters through PPIs, so you never know.

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Old 02-20-2007, 04:04 PM
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Bruce, I knew you would know something about this. Some cars just don't fare very well sitting in garages rather then being driven, no matter how nice the garage is.

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Old 02-20-2007, 05:23 PM
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Bruce, I knew you would know something about this. Some cars just don't fare very well sitting in garages rather then being driven, no matter how nice the garage is.

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That's true, and the W126's (don't even get me started on the M-100 cars like the 6.9) can definitely have problems from being driven too little, just like they can have them from being driven too much.

But only the PPI will tell you for sure. There are too many variables to guess just from mileage alone...there's age, maintenance, climate, storage quality, even how often the car was driven as opposed to how many miles (10K miles, then sit for 5 years, then 10K miles...bad. 4K miles per year for 5 years...good).

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Old 02-20-2007, 10:44 PM
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It depends on how the car was stored. Personaly I care more about the body and the interior which sitting in a garage preserves better than driving. Thats the stuff that costs big bucks to restore. If the trans leaks like crazy when you start to drive it so what? A re seal is cheap, same with the engine, I can re seal it for less than $1k.

Ever price what a new seat costs? What new trim costs? Good body work can run $5k-$10k easy.

Suspension parts seem to age a bit better. But again rubber suspension parts are cheap.

As long as the car was stored inside, and kept dry and pretty clean I'll take low mileage over high any day of the week.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:50 PM
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Ebay seller "findgreatcars" will have it on Ebay soon. he finds the lowest mileage cars I have ever seen.....He had a 81 Buick Park Avenue diesel on there last yr with 15k miles or so for about $10000...
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