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Old 07-26-2008, 07:32 PM
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Look at those seats....I don't believe the miles

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/car/770105839.html

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Old 07-26-2008, 07:46 PM
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I have better looking seats in my 306,000 mile 300D. Of course, I have much worse looking seats in my 224,000 mile 240.

I don't believe the 21,000 mile bit either.
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:50 PM
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No way 21K,unless the owner and his/her spouse is a really fat slob.
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:19 PM
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It's "signal rot"

That's the best color for the R107
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:26 PM
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No way 21K,unless the owner and his/her spouse is a really fat slob.
That was my exact reaction
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:39 PM
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I think he left off a zero...

Looks more like a 210000 mile car.
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:42 PM
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I saw a Ferrari with 16,000 miles at a used car lots that had torn up seats
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:53 PM
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If the guy weighs 450lbs and drove it around the city as a cruiser then it might be possible.....you never know.
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:22 PM
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They're homeless obviously. They just parked in it front of someones house to take pics.
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Old 07-27-2008, 01:44 AM
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Perhaps the seats were sat on a lot, but the car was rarely driven?
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:32 AM
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Could be just from age, heat, and sun damage...it could have been left out in the sun for long periods...
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:05 PM
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Notice the center console is turning pink, so its kind of sun baked. Could be legit, you would have to look at the car.
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:17 PM
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32 years old and 21k miles. Less than 700 miles a year average. Sure it happens, extremely rare though. Those kind of cars are garaged all their life, sun damage interior doesn't fit the bill, even fat slob owner doesn't cut it.

Odometer swap, prime canidate. Happens all the time, more than likely the case here. Should be easy to determne the truth in 10 minutes.
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Old 07-27-2008, 03:01 PM
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32 years old and 21k miles. Less than 700 miles a year average. Sure it happens, extremely rare though. Those kind of cars are garaged all their life, sun damage interior doesn't fit the bill, even fat slob owner doesn't cut it.

Odometer swap, prime canidate. Happens all the time, more than likely the case here. Should be easy to determne the truth in 10 minutes.


i would like to know how you figure that? not everybody has a garage
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Old 07-27-2008, 03:21 PM
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i would like to know how you figure that? not everybody has a garage
Logical reasoning.

#1 - I would reason a 32 year old Mercedes SL with 21k original miles was maintained by the original owner for the vast majority of it's life. I would also reason that someone with the means($$$) to afford such a car and drive it so little probably had a garage or two. I'll go out on a limb and also reason the car is for sale now because the original owner died and the person who has possession of it doesn't cherish it like the original owner did. It's the same repeating story for many cars with that mileage and age.
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#2 - Or, it could be odometer fraud. It's the same repeating story for many cars with that mileage and age.

It would be interesting to email the seller and see what story they'll give. I'm betting on story #1, if it's a true low mileage car. But then again, you'll also get story #1 if it's fraud.

It's up to the prospective buyer to determine what the true story is. Either way, I'd be willing to bet one of the two stories is the truth. Care to prove me wrong?

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