Date registered: Jun 2007
Vehicle: '95 E300 DIESEL, '91 600SEL, '92 600SEL
Location: San Diego/USA & Belgium/Europe
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I've had both high and low mileage examples. On the low miler ones, the seller will always want a premium price just because the odometer reads a lower number which I refuse to pay unless he absorbs the cost to address known issues and make the car a true turn key vehicle.
On a MB, # of miles driven are irrelevant BUT it is how those miles were accumulated. I'll take one with 250k and immaculate records over a 50K that has nothing.
Example: on my 1995 E300 diesel the seller wanted 12k back in 2008 with just under 50k on the clock. I told him that price was ridonculous and if he finds someone to pay that price and take the car as is he should jump on the offer.
A week later, we hammered out a deal where I paid his asking price BUT that price included new A/C evap core, vent pods, windshield and a full set of Michelins all installed at a official MB dealership. I absorbed the cost of the eco junk harness since the diesel harness is the cheapest.
Compare that to the V12 W140 where I bought it with 150k miles on the dial, but EVERYTHING had been done including new trans, A/C evap core with records. To address eco junk, that single service visit was 15K Euro.
Bottom line: Anybody can ask anything they want, but to make the deal happen both sides have to be flexible
Last edited by sbaert; 03-18-2016 at 10:20 AM.