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Old 10-01-2013, 02:44 AM
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2003 E240 W211
car bought in 2003 brand new
W211 E240 (Australia)
106K

So far issues repaired/serviced:
SBC (No warranty in Australia however discounted at 50% cost)
Rear and front brakes
Transmission flush and filter
Front Lower ball joints
Upper control arms and ball joints
...... and regular schedule service (oil,filter,wiper,tires, etc)

Need to repair/service:
Motor and transmission mounts
Valve cover gasket
2 Wheels cracked
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06 E350 4MATIC, 00 E55, & 01 M3
My '06 E350 4matic has 120k.
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2007 E350, sport & P1
over 100k

I just hit 100k on my 2007 E350. CPO warranty over.

Problems were:
fuel tank leak issues twice, 1st time tank replaced, second time o-rings under warranty

A/C issues, fan motor, evaporator coils twice!( $2000 dealer repair!)Warranty

Crank Position Sensors Warranty

Valve cover oil leak Warranty

Seat heaters stuck on Warranty

motor mounts warranty

Normal Maintenance- tires,brakes pads, brakes rotors at 36K, filters, transmission service twice, spark plugs,
original ball joints and shocks.Florida roads not too bad. Battery as a preventive maintenance item.
Serpentine belt-preventive maintenance,Wheel alignment once.

I found Michelins wear bad on this car, not able to rotate them, went to Continental DWS and at 20K on the fronts look less than 1/2 worn a vast improvement over the Michelin Pilots.

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Old 10-14-2013, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jbec.keane View Post
I recently sold my 2003 E320 and replaced it with a 2013 E350.

2003 E320
Gas
305,000 miles

Nothing unusual for the age and mileage of the car. The secret, in my opinion, is to continue to follow the maintenance schedule after the warranty period. In the past, I would revert to "break-fix" when the mileage was really high and whatever car I had would not last much past 150,000.

John
Wow, 305,000 miles... without major issue. Amazing!
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:06 AM
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2004 E500 4matic
2004
E500 4matic
160k mikes

Live on dirt road, so harder on suspension i think
Rear air shocks
Air matic compressor
Front CV driveshafts (used imports, so far so good)
Front ball joints
Regular synthetic oil changes
Brakes - several times
Air conditioner mixer valve
Transfer case. Lot of slop in it, changed several years ago.

Car runs very nice. Cant part with it, definitely nice hwy car.
Body still in great shape too.

Outstanding items to fix
Front door lock - ratchets when opening.
Time for new plugs. Have them just need to do the install.
Front shocks - don't leak, but thinks time for a set of Arnotts.

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Old 10-27-2013, 09:26 AM
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'12 E 550 4matic / '14 CLS 550 SB
175,000km / 110,000 mls on my '08 E550 / E500 station wagon.


Problems so far:
  • at 70,000mls both front calipers were stuck
  • at 80,000mls the electro-hydraulic-control unit of the 7g-Tronic overheated
  • at 100,000mls the flaps in the controlled intake manifold broke away (they are made of plastic - caution - if they manage to get into the combustion camber, we are talking about the risk of an complete engine failure!)
  • at 110,000mls my ILS-headlights were blind inside, so I decided to replace them.
Other than that, the car is still running very strong, even though it is driven pretty hard on the Autobahn:


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133,000 miles on my 2004 E500 Sport and it is still going strong!









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2008 E350 4-Matic
2008
E350 - 4Matic
116.000
Great

Regular Maintenance Issues
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:07 PM
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2007 W211 E350 4Matic / 2008 X164 GL320 CDI
Not quite there, 91K on our '07 CPO, but the warrantee is up at the end of the year.
What should I press them to look at for the last CPO covered warranty service?
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:31 PM
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2003
283k

SBC replaced (warranty work)
Fuel Pump and Filter- Local repair Shop
Water Pump-DIY
Heater exchange valve - DIY
Radiator cooling fan/assembly - DIY
Replaced Head Lights R/L-DIY
Replaced side mirrors-DIY
Idler pulley tensioner and Belt-DIY
New plugs/wires - DIY
Front and rear shocks- DIY
Rear Springs-DIY
Front wheel Bearings-DIY
Replaced both batteries - DIY
Oil changes, brake pads, brake wear sensors, air filters- DIY
Complete front end rebuild (round 2 next weekend)-DIY
Motor mounts and trans mount-DIY *
Replaced a cat that cracked and welded other-DIY

Runs Great!!

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Old 11-03-2013, 12:57 PM
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2007 E350; 2018 GLE350
2007 E350 Sport ... wife's car
>105,500 miles
>replaced crank position sensor at about 85,000 miles
>otherwise ... knock on wood ... nothing has failed
>rock solid ... interior is clean and fresh ... doors tight as a vault
>never allowed eating, drinking, or smoking in the car
>kids are all grown ... so no kids in the car

So long as the car provides good service and the wife is happy with it ... and she is ... we'll keep it. But if it starts having significant failures ... outta here: I don't want anything in my life that doesn't work right.
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2004 E320 2007 S550
2003 E320 4matic wagon

super car 205,000 miles going strong!!
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:24 PM
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E55 AMG, CL65 AMG, S8, S6, E30 M3, Z3MC
My Girlfriends E350 Wagon has 100200miles. Still running solid
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:48 AM
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:49 PM
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2003 E320 Lemon!

2003 E320, purchased in 2005 w/ 30K miles. It now has 150K. Everything in this car has been replaced except the engine. I do mean everything... door lock actuators, heated seat console, fuel tank, blah blah blah.

Even after having the transmission replaced in 2009 the car still now slips into neutral when driving down some hills. The fix is to pull off the road, turn off and turn on, lol. Engine oil leaks, will continue driving the car until it explodes... will not put one more dime in this car. I guess I could trade the car in for about $3Kish, but then I would miss out on the satisfaction of video taping while it is compacted at the dump!
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2003 E500 with 127,979
That V8 is amazing!!
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:28 PM
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The irony is that with all the talk of "German engineering"... a Mercedes with over 150,000 miles is a somewhat rare beast...whereas it's pretty common with many other makes.

Good to see some sneak by that milestone, lol!
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Originally Posted by irondad View Post
The irony is that with all the talk of "German engineering"... a Mercedes with over 150,000 miles is a somewhat rare beast...whereas it's pretty common with many other makes.

Good to see some sneak by that milestone, lol!


"Engineering" has many dimensions.


Longevity is only one.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:53 AM
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"Engineering" has many dimensions.


Longevity is only one.
Obviously... and clearly in this case they're engineered for short lives relative to many other companies.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by irondad View Post
Obviously... and clearly in this case they're engineered for short lives relative to many other companies.


Yet they are also engineered to be reparable at a level beyond most other cars. (Of course that is a compromise because making parts replicable increases complication and the chance of failure.)


I think they don't make the high miles because they because of the cost of maintenance, not total failure.


Seems that most Japanese cars today are 100% used up and unrepairable beyond 150K to 200K miles. Too many press fit, "One Piece" assemblies.


From what I can see the MB trait is to maintainable forever, but at a cost.
Unfortunately, the world has moved beyond cars as long term assets to one of short term disposable ones.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:17 PM
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04' E500 w/Appear. PKG, Panorama Roof
200,000 All Air struts, rear shocks- Replaced brakes 4-5 times, Motor Mounts, Alternator, Battery (2x) Ball joints, control arms....AC Dryer/Compressor 2x. Needs plugs, brake fluid/ coolant flush. Pano jammed closed. Tail light cracked- Thinking about buying tools and starting to DIY this at what it costs. No longer daily driver for me- Gave it to my daughter.....

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Old 12-10-2013, 12:36 PM
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2003 E320
131,000
Mechanically and cosmetically 98% perfect.
Over the past two years I have only had to put $523.53 into her for maintenance, that includes two DIY oil changes. Main battery was failing so I replaced the original 10 year old battery!! Transmission mount (I recommend everyone do this, its cheap, fast, and makes a huge difference in comfort). Power steering fluid flush. All DIY of course. Valve cover gaskets (fun job to do). Three years ago I also replaced the spark plugs.

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Old 12-11-2013, 02:13 AM
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God I wish I wasn't such a woman about car maintenance and did some of that work myself. I guess I just don't trust myself when it comes to systems like brakes or costly components. Viva la Gersh
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