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...i would like to buy this car if the mileage is true and there arent any flood incidents in its background. the advertised mileage has me apprehensive at 146k
heres the vin if someone would kindly check
WDBCB20A6CB028131

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...thank you for the info. i got antsy last night and purchased a 1 time report from autocheck and the state records began in 1996. everything came up as never being reported, like used as a shuttle or taxi and no accidents.
they didnt have a mileage number but the report said the odometer was tamper free, just nothing ever reprted. never towed or impounded etc, the report was as clean as it could be. now as long as autocheck is trustworthy, i should be ok.
thank you once again.
 

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...thank you for the info. i got antsy last night and purchased a 1 time report from autocheck and the state records began in 1996. everything came up as never being reported, like used as a shuttle or taxi and no accidents.
they didnt have a mileage number but the report said the odometer was tamper free, just nothing ever reprted. never towed or impounded etc, the report was as clean as it could be. now as long as autocheck is trustworthy, i should be ok.
thank you once again.
Hi
These reports are just a tool and don't mean much in themselves.

Nothing beats a pre-purchase inspection by a knowledgeable MB mechanic who really goes over the car. The money spent on an inspection could head off making a serious and costly mistake.

The milage doesn't mean much. The odometers on these cars go out all the
time and sometimes remain non-working for years. Also, much depends on the care the car has had such as regular oil changes. Some are worn out at 150,000 miles and others in top condition at 300,000. Ask to see the cars maintainence records also - if there aren't any - that also tells you something.
Good Luck,
Joseph
 

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Hi
These reports are just a tool and don't mean much in themselves.

Nothing beats a pre-purchase inspection by a knowledgeable MB mechanic who really goes over the car. The money spent on an inspection could head off making a serious and costly mistake.

The milage doesn't mean much. The odometers on these cars go out all the
time and sometimes remain non-working for years. Also, much depends on the care the car has had such as regular oil changes. Some are worn out at 150,000 miles and others in top condition at 300,000. Ask to see the cars maintainence records also - if there aren't any - that also tells you something.
Good Luck,
Joseph
...really good and sobering advice. thank you for the reality check. i just want 1 decent car to enjoy and not play catch up or worse on neglected maintenance.
 
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