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Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 1957 219, 1967 250SE Coupe, 1969 280SE Convertible, 2017 C300 Coupe 4Matic
Location: Santa Fe, Dallas, Carmel
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Friend had a mustang 5.0 while we were in law school. It had 180,000 miles on the original motor and was abused and raced out of its mind. He sold it and it was still running fine although it was ugly. It was an ex Texas highway patrol LX notchback, so you know it had a tender life before him. Not.
In the first year out he is doing better than expected and buys a new Boxster S, one of the first ones to hit Dallas. Tranmisson fails at 50k miles. Engine blows at 70k miles. His new M3 (again one of the first in Dallas) he bought at the same time still runs with over 100k miles on it now, but the Boxster rattles, creaks, groans, and goes to the shop twice as much as the M.