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What sort of mileage have you guys and gals had your Mercs to?

Any major loss of performance in them after big miles?

I once knew a guy who bought a Vauxhall Cavalier GSI. He had one years ago when they were first launched and reckoned it was good for 140mph+. However, he recently saw one for sale for £1500 and bought it 'for old times sake'. He reckons he struggles seeing the far side of 80 out of it now! It's a J reg but does a 16 yr old car really lose that much after that time and 150k miles??

Reason for my question is that i plan to buy an MB in a few years time and plan to keep it for a while.

It may be touching the 200-250k mark by the time i've finished with it. Ok, i don't want to go blasting down the autobahn at 155mph in it - but i still want something with decent performance!

Also, should i expect to still be going strong at 250k? Anyone on here hit the big 300k mark at all??
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The diesel guys are going to win out on the mileage. On my gasser w126 I was upto 200K miles when I sold it. Top end and timing chain had to be done but the car ran like new. My uncle has had a 300D since the early 80's and has used it as a daily driver. It is still going strong. Do not know the mileage but I imagine by now it is up there.

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1980 450SEL- 330,000 miles, scrapped after fire but was still running strong
1988 560SEL- 240,000 miles, sold after front end collision
1973 220D- 800,000 miles, being restored.
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You're planning to buy a Merc in a few years?
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I have 4 MB's each over 250k

1986 190E 2.3 5spd 265k
1988 300TE 251k
1993 300D 2.5 turbo 319k
1987 300SDL 421k

All are daily drivers, none consume any oil between extended changes of 8 to 12k intervals. All on Mobil 1 diet.
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CLK430 2001 no consumption of oil between changes no issues as of yet still powerhorse 215,750kms
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'95 E300 Diesel 250,000 (my daily driver)
'93 500 SEL (W140) 189,000
'92 500SL (R129) 90,000

All still running strong!

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1990 300E at 276k miles, still running very well.

1999 ML430 at 234k miles and still pulls very well.
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87 300E 211,621 Miles.
Hopefully planning on getting 200,000 on the C230 before I buy back the E300.
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94 E320 - 300,400
Acceleration great, still strong, ride still smooth. Getting some overheating around 110 when idling, 100 with AC on. Fans working... Not sure why the high temps.
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