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How many miles does your Benz have?

Hi Team,

My 2001 C320 has about 237,000 miles on it and she still runs like new. I've had many people go for a ride with me and tell me they're very surprised when they find out how many miles she has because of how good the interior looks and how smooth she runs.

How many miles does your Benz have?
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I'm not sure of the C240's mileage - I replaced the instrument cluster with a used one so the odometer doesn't work, but my guess is 130K. The CLK has 70K. Both car's have interiors have held up very well considering their age.

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I bought my 2001 C240 a few years ago with fairly low mileage. It's up to 115k now and I get the same reaction when people ride with me. They can't believe the car is 14 years old, since the interior basically looks new.

Alas, I'm starting to get some minor rust spots - 14 Canadian winters eventually take their toll on any car. It must be nice to be in Texas and not have to worry about such things.
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My 2003 C230 Kompressor Coupe has 208,000 & Looks new, inside & out too. People give me same reaction as too how old she is Lol too.
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Wow, your Benz looks good! It's also great to hear that you all have had so much success keeping yours new.

I'd like to think I could run mine to 300,000 miles. I think it's possible, unless there's a catastrophic engine or transmission failure. Then I'd have to consider whether the repair cost is worth it.

Has anyone seen or heard of one of a w203 with that many miles on the original engine and transmission?
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@n0alpha Thanks! my hubby complains I'm going to wax the paint right off lol! The MB guy I take mine too says he's seen em go to 300,000, because I asked that same question. Me too, I'd consider the cost vs worth it too.

Im kinda worried right now (knock on wood) because the MB guy says hes never seen my car go past 150,000 at most without clutch being replaced yet & Im at 208,000. He says I must be a very good stickshift driver. :-) Only thing I did have repaired recently was the master cylinder on the clutch & major repair last year was $1000 for the computer & fuel pump.
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I have a 2005 C230 sport sedan with 105,000 miles on it. I really like the 2012 C350 but I'm not selling this car when it still drives so well. Plus of course, it's paid for. Here in California, rust is non existent.

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Wow, your Benz looks good! It's also great to hear that you all have had so much success keeping yours new.

I'd like to think I could run mine to 300,000 miles. I think it's possible, unless there's a catastrophic engine or transmission failure. Then I'd have to consider whether the repair cost is worth it.

Has anyone seen or heard of one of a w203 with that many miles on the original engine and transmission?
My w202 has almost 300 000km on it (180 000 miles). I have some concerns that it wasn't serviced all that well mind you. Having said that aside from a few glitches with the transmission it is running very well. Going to change the filter and fluid and connector shortly to see if that helps.


My w208 I am less sure about, it has less miles and was bought in an abused state (parts are the way to try and resurrect it.)

I am with the mechanic, your (ccrazeegrll) compressor engined car is a survivor and you must be taking good care of it. Turbo cars ( in general) typically do not live that long. Mercedes has been making them for a long time though and does a good job of it.
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2003 Mercedes C240 4-Matic, just hit 188,000 miles had it less than a year, bought it with 135,000 miles from a hole in the wall dealer that got it from an action being the car was to old to sell as pre owned certified so it came with all service records, (except for two years missing????? where it has been neglected) so i have been maintaining since, changed all fluids from front to rear, did all service maintenance up to book standards then drove cross country back and forth 6 times in it. Absolutely love the reliability and safety of the 4-maic!

Only had to use it once and it was at 80mph swerving to avoid a deer on the highway, car was starting to skid sideways just when i thought that was it, 4-matic kicked in downshifted to red line (assuming all the power went to front wheels at that point, and then the car went right back on track with he lane i wanted to stay in..... Lets just say after that experience i pulled off the next exit to re fuel, take a breath, and continue my cross country journey. I will soon enough make a post of my wagon and all the work that has been done. These cars are by far extremely reliable if well maintained with OEM dealer German parts. Planning to make this the highest mileage wagon out there!

Also soon to come is full suspension lift for beautiful back road nature adventures, (nothing extreme)

Also is a picture attached of its great MPG i have been able to get, soon i have to change plugs and wires, have not been changed since purchasing at 135,000 (no clue what ill find when i get in there but im hoping they used the right stuff) either way all quality is going back into the car
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