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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-19-2014, 10:57 AM
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My 01 SL500 has about 92,000 (miles). The interior, exterior and mechanical are all like new. Everything works perfectly, except in the last year I have noticed a little bit of oil at the bottom of the bell housing. I think it is coming from the rear seal. It is not enough to have ever dripped on the floor of the garage, but when I have it up on the parking lift, I will wipe it off if I see it. (maybe it has been occurring longer than I know, because I only noticed it after I installed parking lifts in my garage and could see underneath the car.)

I have replaced the soft top, brake pads and rotors, strut mounts, valve cover gaskets, and fixed other minor things. An expensive repair that I outsourced was the A/C, but that is expensive no matter what make of car. I love how easy this car is to work on. The technicians must have had a say in the design, not just the engineers and accountants.

It was originally sold new somewhere in California, and since I have owned it, it usually only comes out in nice weather, and hibernates in the garage over winter. So it is only getting 3-4k new miles per year. Driving a car occasionally is better for it than storing it for months at a time, but not compared to road salt, sand (more like gravel) and increased chance of collisions that come with icy city roads.
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You guys aren't in the exclusive club so shouldn't be responding. The question was specific to SA, not to include the rest of us commoners.
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My SA has around 73,000 miles on her. I typically drive 3,000 - 4,000 miles a year, summer only, mostly to the golf course. She's not allowed out if there is rain in the forecast. 2014 was a bit different though as I put over 3,000 miles on her in April driving to Florida and back. Man, she still runs great. Sadly she is hibernating for the winter. She'll be allowed out next spring and might even get to go to Florida again. I just made the drive in the Jag, but it just wasn't the same. Sigh...


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She'll be allowed out next spring and might even get to go to Florida again.
I just got back home from a two week trip to Florida (Hillsborough Beach and Key West) a couple of weeks ago. While I was there, one day I was sitting in traffic in Lauderdale. I looked over in traffic and found myself right next to a Silver Arrow. I just about messed my seat. It really made me miss mine, such stunning cars!!!

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I just got back home from a two week trip to Florida (Hillsborough Beach and Key West) a couple of weeks ago. While I was there, one day I was sitting in traffic in Lauderdale. I looked over in traffic and found myself right next to a Silver Arrow. I just about messed my seat. It really made me miss mine, such stunning cars!!!
Probably drove right by my house and didn't say hello. Bad Dusty.
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Damn. I shoulda put it out that I was going and tried to connect with some members. My Grandmother lives in Hillsborough Beach, so I spent most of my time there. I did hang in Lauderdale a little bit and Key West for a couple of days.
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Hello Joseph, she is doing excellent. I couldn't be happier.
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