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2000 C280, 2006 E350, 1993 400E, 2007 SLK55 AMG, 1994 S500, 2008 E320 Bluetec
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So I have a 1998 s420, single owner car, problem is as a salesman I put 100-200+ miles a day on it. Now its sitting at 262k miles. The car is in pretty much immaculate shape, I've done a lot of work on it, new timing chain, top end rebuilt at 200k, new tranny at 150k.

The best damn offer I've gotten is 2k. People just shy away from it due to the mileage.

Any idea's what I can do, I think 4k should be fair, but all I get are a bunch of people offering me 1000-2000 for it because of the mileage. I mean even at 4k thats almost 50% of low blue book!
Dude, it's a miser's market. Keep your car and let then find something else to get for $2k. There are plenty of 1989 Honda Accords out there - all they want to do is flip your ride for a quick gain. Where are you advertising your car to attract such vultures?

At $2k, you'd be making money if you parted the car out. There's a gotta be a mechanic out there who would want yours for at least $3k.

Don't forget that the uber-mileage W126's go for $3k-$5k, so there's no reason why you should sell out to a miser.

Bottom line: If they want a $2k car, tell them to LOWER THEIR EXPECTATIONS and LOOK ELSEWHERE!!! Don't waste your time with those people. Anyone buying a high-mileage W140 is someone who's either had one before or really, really wants one.
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