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View Poll Results: How many miles does your Mercedes-Benz have?
Less than 10,000 197 5.07%
10,001 to 30,000 308 7.92%
30,001 to 60,000 558 14.36%
60,001 to 100,000 788 20.27%
100,001 to 150,000 843 21.69%
150,001 to 200,000 561 14.43%
200,001 to 250,000 335 8.62%
250,001 to 300,000 196 5.04%
300,001 to 375,000 120 3.09%
Above 375,001 81 2.08%
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post #411 of 585 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 01:35 AM
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If my mileage has changed, how do I update my vote? This is a highly important issue which demands immediate attention.
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My 2000 S430 just turned over 224,000 miles. It has had only one "engine repair" - resealed the intake manifold a few weeks ago. The airmatic system was replaced one year ago at approx. 217,000 miles. I know the engine and transmission are all original as the car was bought new by my brother before I bought it last March. Super quiet and smooth with that great Bose stereo - it has not one rattle or squeak. Beautiful to look at and drive. Amazing machine.
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I got my C320 in April/11 with 65k miles, now, after 1 year and 9 months it has 93k miles. I have spent about $5k in repairs.
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post #415 of 585 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 03:21 PM
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Thumbs up One Good and the Other

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My twin Turbo. 120K on the CDI and 45K on the 930.
Well at least you made one really good choice.

Now about the other choice . . . No Comment!

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Well at least you made one really good choice.

Now about the other choice . . . No Comment!

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Just curious, what's your problem with Porsches?
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Arrow Expensive to Run and Maintain.

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Just curious, what's your problem with Porsches?
Not only expensive to buy in the first place, but very expensive to maintain!

Parts. And Service. Service, especially IF a person must rely on a dealership.

If a person has plenty of money or is perhaps a good mechanic themselves, maybe no problemo.

If I had one, it would have to be an older Turbo and the way that gas it today, where
do you get fuel with a high enough octane where their potential will be realized?

Racing gas, or Av gas at what? $10 a gallon?

Being as the CDI is so much less expensive, don't you truthfully prefer it?

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An update on my 2000 S430 w/224,000+ miles - because this vehicle WAS owned by my brother, I have all the paperwork for any repairs, anything. OK, would you guys believe that the last time any brake work was done - was at 130,000 miles?!?!? At that time, it had front rotors and pads on all four - and to make this even crazier, I just peeked at all four - and it's good for at least another 10-20,000 miles. Oh - and I haven't seen any of that cursed disc brake dust on it (I'm trying to track down exactly what pads/rotors were installed back at 130K). Has ANYone ever heard of a car this big and heavy being so "kind" to its brakes? I know I haven't.
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An update on my 2000 S430 w/224,000+ miles - because this vehicle WAS owned by my brother, I have all the paperwork for
any repairs, anything. OK, would you guys believe that the last time any brake work was done - was at 130,000 miles?!?!?
At that time, it had front rotors and pads on all four - and to make this even crazier, I just peeked at all four - and
it's good for at least another 10-20,000 miles. Oh - and I haven't seen any of that cursed disc brake dust on it
(I'm trying to track down exactly what pads/rotors were installed back at 130K).
Has ANYone ever heard of a car this big and heavy being so "kind" to its brakes? I know I haven't.
Since you say that you have 'all the paperwork for any repairs, anything' it should be
No Problemo to look up what pads were installed and exactly when, shouldn't it?

Excellent. You must be driving it with care and braking easily and anticipating your stops well ahead of time.

I suspect that based on the fact that you have No Black brake dust, that your brother installed ceramic pads.

Please try and determine the brand of the pads you have installed as I am very interested.
I hate the terrible black brake dust that comes from those genuine MBZ pads.
My independent factory trained mechanic informs me that I will have brake squeal if I use ceramic pads.
I don't believe this, having installed ceramic pads on many other makes of vehicles without any squeal.

What do you think?
I simply hate how my wheels look after just 500 miles, especially the fronts.
I have a diesel and am rather easy on braking also.

See if you can discover what brand of pads your brother installed?
Ask him and see if he still remembers.

Thanks in advance.

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Not only expensive to buy in the first place, but very expensive to maintain!

Parts. And Service. Service, especially IF a person must rely on a dealership.

If a person has plenty of money or is perhaps a good mechanic themselves, maybe no problemo.

If I had one, it would have to be an older Turbo and the way that gas it today, where
do you get fuel with a high enough octane where their potential will be realized?

Racing gas, or Av gas at what? $10 a gallon?

Being as the CDI is so much less expensive, don't you truthfully prefer it?

DHG
Where do I start!

I'm not rich but at 65 I've collected a few older vintage sports cars over the years. My E320 is the most expensive car I've ever bought. I bought it new in 06 and have not had to put anything in it other than oil changes and tires. It has been very reliable for 122K. It gets 31-37 MPG and I'm very happy using it for my daily driver. My 87 930 has been very reliable and has cost me nothing so far. No racing fuel or AVGAS, just 93 octane at $3.45 or so per gallon (less than the diesel I put in the E320). Sure the 15-20 MPG is less efficient but it is not my daily driver. It's a fun car just like my 70 Stingray and my 56 Austin Healey 100.

You say you'd get an older Turbo. The 930 is the oldest Turbo (street) Porsche made. They were built from 1976-1989. Very few changes other than .3L added along with an intercooler a couple of years into production.

Parts, what parts. Porsche parts aren't any more expensive than Merc parts. Anyway, I'm pretty easy on equipment and haven't needed many parts. 930s are dead on reliable cars. I'm also a pretty fair shadetree mechanic although now if I do run into problems I've got good independents available on both my German cars and the Corvette and Healey are so straight forward I usually do the wrenching on them myself.

As to your last question - YES, I do (truthfully, as you say) prefer the CDI for its intended purpose, daily driver. I don't want to take anything away from it, I truly love my CDI. It's just a different experience than the Porsche. They both have their place. I put around 20K on the CDI and about 5K on the 930 per year.

To sum up - I try and understand the motives of others rather than questioning their motives. We are all different and should celebrate those differences. Your original reply to me seemed a little snarky, that's why I
asked what your problem with Porsches was.

Just wondering - Did you misread my first post and think I had a twin turbo? My comment about my twin turbo referred to the picture showing my CDI and 930 in the garage together. Hence, TT, get it? The CDI is a turbo, the 930 is a turbo, duh!

Please forgive me if I seem a little snarky with my comments, I'm really a very nice guy.
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