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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 #421 of 585 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 01:59 PM
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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.
Spending $5K for repairs for a car with this mileage seems pretty high.
Are these all actual repairs or do you factor in maintenance costs (tires, oil, etc.) as well???

What needed to be fixed?
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post #422 of 585 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 07:38 PM
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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? [ NO!]
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.
Yes, I am sure you are, indeed. Never took your comment that way at all.
After all, anyone with a CDI has their act together IMHO!

I recall when I lived in Westlake Village on the Ventura County side, a fellow there had a new 930T at that time.
Even though I was working both a run and a tripper, I could not afford one,
but we had two MBZs in our garage at our small place on Westlake.
My then wife was in R E and the new 240D I got for her was not good enough even though
she drove it 43K in only 18 months. She simply had to have a 450 SLC, so we
finally found a one year old '74 that had just come in off a one year lease.
We split up shortly thereafter, and while I could do many of the things it needed, she
could not and that car almost put her into bankruptcy. I meanwhile was enjoying my
new 240D, and having no problems with it at all.
She was one of these people that made good money, but as soon as she got it,
she had to spend it!
But after trying for over thirty eight years, she finally landed the big-fish she left
me for and they are now multi-millionaires, so no worries!

I really loved that fellows 930T, put simply could not afford one. I saw him jump
on it one time on the 101 freeway, and it truly was a rocket ship.

The only fast sports car I've had was my '96 LT4 'Vette. 12.9 seconds at 106 mph at Pomona.
I think your Porsche is quicker isn't it?

Had a completely modified '95 Impala SS, and it was very fast but not at all dependable. Always breaking.
Five different engines. 383" blown with custom heads. You name it, it had it.
Having a bad back, the 'Vette was not for me, so I stayed with the E-Class
because they are more comfortable and much easier to get into.

Don't see Austin Healeys much any more being driven. I think it is more valueable than the Porsche, isn't it?
I know they have gained value over the years and are really hard to find now.

We do drive the same miles per year, but we have just the one car, the CDI.
Only had it since December 2011 and its been 28K miles since then.
At 76 years, I can do some of the minor repairs on it.
Did an injector replacement and a glow plug also. Paid an independent to do
the water pump as that is a real job. Watched him take two hours to install
a German rebuilt, and probably saved over $500 not going to a dealership.

D2 is going up now. The lowest price around here went to $4 today.
Still, at over 35 mpg tank mileage since we bought the CDI, I am not complaining.

Take good care of the CDI. My thoughts are the 2005-2006s are the diesel of choice.

You know that ours have what I call dual air. One for the engine (the Turbo) and the A/C for the occupants. Hence . . . Dual Air.

Regards,

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post #423 of 585 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 07:53 PM
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Spending $5K for repairs for a car with this mileage seems pretty high.
Are these all actual repairs or do you factor in maintenance costs (tires, oil, etc.) as well???

What needed to be fixed?
If he has had to go to a dealership for whatever he has had to have done,
that's not that bad at all.

I've had ours since December 2011 and IF I had had to go to a dealership, I would have spent plenty.

An injector and a new thermostat. One dealer (Penscke) quote me $697 plus tax just for
the injector only.
I bought a new injector for $424 plus tax and the place that installed it and the thermostat charged me only $100 labor.

I had an independent MBZ garage due my water pump. Spent less than $400 including everything
whereas had I gone to a dealer, I am sure it could have been closer to $1K.

One glow plug which I did myself. Less than $30. How much at a dealer?

Being able to know where to get the work done and where to buy the parts makes these cars affordable.

Should be interesting to see what he had done and where the work was done.

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post #424 of 585 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 12:32 PM
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2000 E320 = 178,000 ; 2008 E350 = 41,300. Both vehicles still run impeccable.
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post #425 of 585 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 01:39 PM
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91300e 646,000 miles, 83 300dt 444,000 miles
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Re: How many miles does your Mercedes have?

Impressive.

I like lead sleds.
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post #427 of 585 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 05:46 PM
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thanks for your reply. im looking for anybody in world who has a comparible mileage on a 91 or 92 300e. If you can post on various sites it will be greatly appreciated. sometimes I cant respond quickly due to extensive travel and work.
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Re: How many miles does your Mercedes have?

I had a 300D with half that mileage and I thought that was impressive.. Barely broken in by your standards I guess. There's a guy out there with 580k+ miles on his W124 500E.

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1991 300SL with 118K. Just getting broken in!
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How many miles does your Mercedes have?

2002 E55 AMG that just hit 145k, no major issues to report.


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