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WANTED: Low mileage E300 1995 diesel

Looking for a low mileage 95 E300 diesel preferably with under 30,000 miles on it and silver with black interior anywhere in the U.S. willing to pay $$$$

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Good luck finding a 19 year old car with less than 30,000 miles on it lol.

My W124 E320 has 116,000 and it still runs like a champ. You'd be hard pressed to find anything under 50k. These things really go forever, so I would maybe consider adjusting your mileage request.

Even then, a 30,000 mile diesel might not be in that good of running condition. Diesels are meant to be driven.



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I'm sure the original poster can find a car (or maybe has seen one before) advertised as having under 30K miles -- thanks to a VIN swap, an instrument panel swap, a title "typo," or other funny business.

Unless there's a darn good reason, I'd take a car with regular expected mileage for the vintage over one with freakishly low mileage that might be covering a deeper problem. [Insert analogy about similar criteria for choosing romantic partners.]
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The other "gotcha" on low mileage cars is the lack of maintenance over time, that is, parts that deteriorate due to age that would have normally been replaced by now if it was in regular service.

Rubber and other soft bits are especially susceptible to aging, so lots of seals and o-rings will be prone to failure in a low mileage car.
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It's worth the shot asking around if anyone has one. I own a auto repair shop and have a little collection of Mercedes diesels have 93 300D with 16,000 miles, 99 E300 with 30,000 miles and a 93 300SD with 28,000 miles. Daily drive a 95 E300 with little over 100,000 miles on it and just looking for a nice low mileage one to have.
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This is true, there might be someone with one. I wouldnt doubt it, but it would just be decently hard to find is all really.



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