Is $4000 worth 50,000 miles?? - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
Date registered: Dec 2011
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Is $4000 worth 50,000 miles??

I am looking to buy a 98 or 99 E 300 TD.
I can find one with 80K miles for $14k or another with 140k miles for $10K.
If the cars are equal in all ways except mileage is it worth it to spend an extra $4K for the lower mileage car?
Or would it be smarter to spend $10K and have $4K set aside for possible problems?
I currently have a low mileage Mazda Millenia that has been pretty much trouble free and is actually a pretty nice car. Am I nuts to sign on for a Mercedes and possible heavy repair costs?
rbc123 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 09:40 AM
BenzWorld Elite
Kajtek1's Avatar
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6.7l
Location: Vegas MAN, Vegas
Posts: 32,383
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Quoted: 1251 Post(s)
WOW. Those cars sure gain in value in last year. I bought my diesel for much less when it was 8 years old.
Coming to your question, 60k miles difference is nothing on those 1 million rated engines, but if you would sell the car in a year or 2, the common perception will allow you to recoup the $4k price difference.
If you plan to drive the car for 500,000 miles, like I do, the mileage difference will be marginal, while 4 grands is 4 grands.
I would make sure the cheaper car is in good condition, especially paint job, what is irreplaceable item on those cars.
Than negotiation comes to play. I bet the owner of more expensive car will be more willing to lower the price, than the owner of the cheaper one.
Good luck and welcome to the forum.
I see you did your homework and are going for the best drive on the market
Kajtek1 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
Date registered: Dec 2011
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
yes Kaj, that model does seem overpriced. Although in watching most of those cars have been for sale for months and not moving.
Now that gas is down in price and diesel is up I'm just not sure what I will do.
Price of fuel is just a piece of the puzzle.
rbc123 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    FS: 1983 190dt with 200k miles for 4000$ arnaudd For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 3 11-14-2011 11:04 PM
    4000 miles road trip; here we go! Rat2 W210 E-Class 15 08-08-2010 07:34 PM
    94 320 with 60k miles worth buying? JerryWalton W140 S-Class 13 04-06-2010 09:19 AM
    Is this car worth it? '92 600SEL 70k miles LoneWolf W140 S-Class 4 04-10-2008 06:01 AM
    How much is 1998 C43 with 20k miles worth Guest (MBNZ) W202 C36 AMG, C43 AMG 2 01-06-2001 12:17 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome