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Though you guys might appreciate this

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418,000? I guess it shows what proper maintenance can accomplish. It does make me wonder what he has spent over that time period to get it to 418.
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Well barring manufacturing defects, any car should live an extremely long time with maintenance. The only reason cars go to waste is because people eventually start to skimp on maintenance, usually because of the old "the cost is more than the worth of the car". Well guess what: a new car costs a lot more than that, and unless you're into hypercars, when exactly was it that cars were investment vehicles?
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Well barring manufacturing defects, any car should live an extremely long time with maintenance. The only reason cars go to waste is because people eventually start to skimp on maintenance, usually because of the old "the cost is more than the worth of the car". Well guess what: a new car costs a lot more than that, and unless you're into hypercars, when exactly was it that cars were investment vehicles?

New modern era cars have gone the same direction as new modern era appliances (fridges, stoves, washers, dryers, etc).

They are disposable and they are designed intentionally to be disposable so that any (proprietary) replacement parts (Telsa being a good example also) are hard if not impossible to access and cost more or than the whole itself. Welcome to business 101.

But not this particular era of the older, more reliable MBs.
Heck, the days are here with swapping these motors out with electric and batteries (wip still - although Ive seen a few conversions using the nissan leaf batteries)
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Nice to see one with such high miles still on the road. But with those miles $2300 is quite a bit of money. I think on average it should have half his miles. I am curious what you guys would pay for it? I wouldn't pay more than $1000.
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I agree with you, but only because of the miles. If it had 150000 on it, it would be worth every penny, just based on pictures it looks like a really clean car.
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