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Old 02-19-2014, 09:34 AM
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2007 W211 E350 4Matic / 2008 X164 GL320 CDI
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1999 e320 wagon with 221,000 with just regular maintenance but thinking of replacing with 2006 E500 wagon.
Wouldn't that be a W210?
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99 E55, 00 S500, 01 CLK55, 01 E320, 04 E320
2003 E500

160K mileage.

Differential Fluid exchange (preventive)
Gasket replace
heater exchange valve (DIY)
after taking it off road, i broke radiator and got glycol contamination in tranny.

MPG in city is around 16 but on highway on cruise mode is 28. But only with chevron gas.

Running like champion, wont sell it.
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2008 E350 4Matic
Purchased CPO in 2010 with 36,000 miles
122,000 miles

Warranty fixes:
Keyless Go (drivers side)
Horn (2x)
Broken Turn Signal Lens (shorted bulb) (4x - dealer kept replacing light bulb not finding out root cause)
Trunk latch (would not latch closed)

Current issues:
Keyless Go (rear drivers side)
Rear door ashtray doesn't ease out
Cracked varnish on wood steering wheel
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2007 W211 E350 4Matic / 2008 X164 GL320 CDI
Oops, forgot to post here.


Last month we turned 100K on the E350 4Matic Sport.
(Just for fun did it at 101 MPH) (I over shot a little)


Lets see, normal maintenance: Oil, Tires, etc.
Trans and drive line fluids around 45 or 50K (due again soon)
Front brakes (Backs are soon)
Rear sun shade (kid induced failure)
Drivers seat cover (lower bolster, guessing wrong cleaning fluid by original owner)
Cam timing sensors (Warranty/Recall)
Front corner marker housing
Thermostat (Just shy of 100K) (Did belt and idler, will do tensioner soon due to slight noise when cold)
Drivers door handle (Keyless-Go failure)
HVAC fan has light chirp on low speed (Will do this fall)


And that is about it.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:15 AM
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2006 Mercedes Benz E350 4matic (Barolo Red Metallic) Appearance+Premium+Sport Packages
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E350 (gasoline)
132,200

Regular Maintenance
No real problems other then a current transfer case issue that is close to being resolved.

Car still runs beautifully
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:14 AM
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I sold it before hitting 100K
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:25 PM
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06 350 4M with 105K and no major issues to date. Just replaced both batteries, flushed radiator, tranny and transfer case, new tires and rear brakes, all elective preventative so I can keep the car for another few years. Still get 24-27 mpg on highway, and the best car I've ever owned. Also, have a great relationship with my dealer service manager and that makes a big difference to my ability to understand what to expect in the future. I've budgeted 10 K for scheduled maintenance and repairs for the next 100K miles. Try buying a new car for that.
The balance shaft problems some are so worried about are no different than any other internal wear concerns and much dependent on proper lubrication intervals and staying with the
Mercedes prescribed service program. It's amazing how much money some people spend on having a new car every 3 years.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:34 PM
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That cracks me up that Mercedes-Benz considers 155,000 miles "high mileage"...
That's just the first milestone. Apparently there are different levels. This is taken off their website:

Mercedes Benz mile achieve
The latest Mercedes-Benz to be recognized for surpassing the one-million-mile mark is a 1970 280SE acquired for the Mercedes-Benz Museum Collection from its original owners, George and Luzstella Koschel of Orange County, California. The Koschels bought the car new and drove it for 1,019,000 miles.

The Mercedes-Benz Classic High Mileage Award is presented to owners whose vehicles have logged 155,000 miles or more.

Drivers receive a traditional Star and Laurel Badge and handsome display certificate in a formal presentation folder. Awards are presented at five vehicle mileage milestones.

Award Milestones
155,000 miles (250,000 kilometers)
312,000 miles (500,000 kilometers )
466,000 miles (750,000 kilometers )
625,000 miles (1,000,000 kilometers)
1,000,000 miles (1,610,000 kilometers)

Download your award application here, complete it, and then take your vehicle to an authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealer for odometer verification.

Background

Mercedes-Benz first introduced the High Mileage Award in the 1960s to recognize the many Mercedes-Benz vehicles that routinely travel hundreds of thousands of miles some even eclipsing the million-mile mark!

The current Mercedes-Benz High Mileage champ is Gregorios Sachinidis, a Greek taxi driver who holds the known record of more than 2.8 million miles in his 1976 Mercedes-Benz 240D.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:45 PM
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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.
I totally agree with you. I'm sure that there would be a lot more European cars on the road with high miles if it didn't cost so much to keep them running. I know that the cost to keep a Civic going for 300K miles will be a fraction of the cost of keeping an E-Class running. Thus, many people end up getting rid of their European cars before the anticipated high-dollar maintenance items come due. So it's not really a question of whether or not they can keep going for many miles, but it's more a question of whether or not you want to invest the money to do so.
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2003 E500
My 2003 E500 has just a little over 182K miles and everything runs like a brand new car. Besides routine maintenance, the list below covers the items that needed attention:

SBC pump replaced twice
Engine and transmission mounts replaced twice (I made the mistake of using aftermarket parts the first time around so they failed within 2 years and I usd OEM the second time)
CPS
Starter
Front driver Airmatic shock - replaced with Arnott
Rear passenger Airmatic shock - replaced with Arnott
Heater exchange valve
Ashtray assembly due to crack on wood
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:59 AM
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I totally agree with you. I'm sure that there would be a lot more European cars on the road with high miles if it didn't cost so much to keep them running. I know that the cost to keep a Civic going for 300K miles will be a fraction of the cost of keeping an E-Class running. Thus, many people end up getting rid of their European cars before the anticipated high-dollar maintenance items come due. So it's not really a question of whether or not they can keep going for many miles, but it's more a question of whether or not you want to invest the money to do so.
My 2003 E320 has over 143k, runs and looks amazing. I'm averaging about $250 a year to maintain this car. Mostly preventative....If something is about to wear out, I replace it. This year will be the most costly with Fuel filter/sending unit, Fuel pump, and radiator flush with thermostat replacement. Not because its bad, but come on the car was built in September 2002 and these items have NEVER been replaced. Try that with a Civic. I will submit that a civic is less expensive to maintain but don't lie, would you be caught dead in a 12 year old (or even brand new for that matter) civic! I would not take a brand new car of ANY regular brand in exchange for my old E Class EVER!
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:35 PM
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2003 e500
2003 E 500

only 106,000 miles young

SBC unit replaced ($ 1,800 )

Both front lower control arms

All routine maintenance done by myself (oil, brake pads, spark plugs, etc)

Front 2 Airmatic shocks replaced by previous owner (1 Arnott, 1 Bilstein? )

19" AMG rims with new rubber in all 4 corners.

Aside from SBC and Airmatic, I feel like my car is going to keep up for a long time from now!!!!
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:52 AM
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2003 E240 W211
Hi all,

My 2003 E240 W211 has around 204.000 km's on it. I got it quite cheap a little over 1,5 years ago, but it needed some work. Here's what I have (had) done so far:

- Bought a set of used 16” alloy Avantgarde wheels with winter tires (150 euro’s after trading in the winter wheels of my previous car)
- Fitted newly upholstered leather steering wheel (the old one was quite shiny) (75 euros)
- Fitted new rear suspension pistons (450 euros including labor at my regular indy garage)
- Fitted 4 new (non OEM) velours floor mats as the old ones had become ugly (70 euros)
- Fitted 2 new windshield wipers (65 euros)
- Fitted a new (non OEM )rear battery (AGM type) as the old one had it's best 11(!) years behind it (170 euros including labor)
- at 200.000 km I had the 722.6 5G tronic flushed and relubed with Fuchs transmission oil (275 euros including labor)
- Got new key housings for both my key fobs (around 15 euros each on eBay)
- Retrofitted a black leather interior as the factory fitted fabric interior was quite worn on the drivers seat. (450 euro’s for the replacement interior). The retrofitting was quite the job as the interior came from a RHD W211 (UK) which had different wiring underneath the seats. The door panels were of a different type (non-thermotronic) interior so I had to swap out the leather inlays of the original front door panels. Also, don’t get me started on replacing the folding rear head rests which are a real PITA to remove and install on a sedan!)
- Replaced the Behr interior fan and interior filter as the old one was rattling a lot (330 euro’s including labor)
- Disconnected the alarm siren as it shorted and blew the number 8 fuse the rear SAM module. This happened during the changeover of the interior when both batteries had been disconnected for about 3 days. I suspect that the internal batteries in the alarm siren had begun leaking and shorted the whole unit, which caused my RF antenna setup to malfunction and the remote locking function with it.
As the alarm siren unit is sealed and runs around 450 euros at the dealer I am not bothering with replacing nor repairing it. I do not use the alarm anyhow.
- Had the AC system serviced as it was noisy when running (turns out the system only had 2/3 of it’s 950 grams of coolant left) This cost me around 100 euros with labor. Running totally silent after that . Gotta love that V6 hum!

Things to do, besides regular maintenance:
- Front suspension has some feint knocking sounds occasionally. Might need replacing some struts or pistons down the line. Luckily I have no air suspension on my W211 as that would prove too costly to repair (3500 euros for both sides I heard)
- Front SBC backup battery might need replacing down the line.
- Front right innermost PDC sensor was busted by a chunk of road gravel and is sometimes acting up.
- Rear thermotronic vent grilles are broken and need replacing.
- Brake fluid change at dealer; needs replacing every 2 years to due moisture buildup in the hygroscopic fluid which may damage the system down the line (231 euro including labor).
- Hope SBC will keep going like it should . My SBC pump was replaced in 2009 at 132.000 kms and a replacement would cost me around 1400 euros at the dealer.

With a bit of TLC this car will take me around the world, loving it!

A special thanks to all of you for providing me with a lot of useful tips so far, hope this post repays some of the favors!

Best regards,

Vigoras

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Old 02-21-2015, 11:32 AM
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I'm not over 100K miles on mine yet. This thread has been very informative. I've still got extended warranty on mine, so I better drive more to have some of the problems you folks list get remedied under warranty.

I'm at 75K miles and have fixed a couple items under warranty, so no repairs out of my pocket yet. With the items you guys list, I'm not looking forward to being past my 7 years/100K extended warranty. I think I better plan like one of you said to have $10K ready to get me from 100K -> 200K miles.
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2006 CLK500
2005-Year
E500 Gas-Model
178,000-Miles
1)Just replaced Fuel Pump, both sides, it stopped working
2)at 135,000 replaced Rear Air bags with Easy to replace Arnott units.
3)The windshild defogger stopped defogging passenger side ??
4)Replaced Brake pads at 120,000 rear pads were still ok.
5)Change the Oil with Moble 1 every 7000 miles.
It uses 1 quart in that same time.

Still gets 26 MPG on the Highway at 75 mph
22 MPG combined City/Hwy averaging 45mph
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2007 Mercedes E-350 4-Matic
Who has over 100, miles on their gasoline w211

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2003-Year
E320 6-cylinder Gas-Model
106,000-Miles

1) Replaced upper control arms / both sides on front, ball joints/bushings / front end sway bar link at 100,000
2) At 80,000 miles replaced Crank-shaft position sensor
3) At 75,000 miles tires, rotors and pads on all 4 wheels.
4) At 60,000 miles replaced oxygen sensor
5) At 55,000 miles replaced both front shocks and coil springs,
6) At 50,000 miles changed all 4 tires/alignment
7) At 40,000 miles changed front ball joint on one side.
8) At 35,000 miles replaced rotors and disk on front.


Always changed oil with Mobil 1 @ 7000 miles.

Still gets 28 MPG on the Highway at 70 mph
and 22 MPG combined City/Hwy averaging at 45mph

FYI... I sold my car last month, and bought a 2007 E-350 4Matic with 63000 miles and plan on driving it till the odometer again hits 100,000 miles

Thanks
-Irfan Qayyum
2007 E350 4Matic w/ 63,000
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:24 PM
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150,915
Still going strong and looking great!
Replaced coolant, coolant resevoir, thermostat, oil, filter, engine air filters, brake fluid, rotation all at 150,000
Now I'm about to replace upper control arms and upper bushings to the new style. Left side is squeaking pretty bad now.
Planning on keeping it for a great many more years.
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2005 E320 4Matic Wagon
164,xxx miles and drives like a dream.
Need to replace the rear air springs, the car falls after sitting for a day or two and gives a red warning 'STOP car too low', takes about 15 seconds for it to re-level after it's started.
Need to address brake light that came on yesterday.
Brakes have been replaced a few times.
Cylinder head gaskets (both sides) have been done twice (60k, 86k miles)
SBC unit has not been replaced.
Original Alternator, original plug wires (maybe plugs have been replaced?), does not look like engine mounts have been replaced, ball joints and control arms look good, only rust underneath is between the front and rear of the exhaust at the coupling. All in all, in great shape and I'm going to try to get another 100k out of it. I'm the 2nd owner and have limited service records (only through 2010). I will be doing most of this work myself or with my mechanic friend who lets me use his lift and knowledge.
Yay! This is a big step up from the last two vehicles I've owned, a VW Passat Wagon and a Beetle.
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04 E55
112735 miles and still fast as F***!
I've only owned it since May but so far...
replaced front rotors/pads
replaced rear passenger door latch
replaced heater control valve
changed belts, diff fluid, plugs and valve cover gaskets
replaced fuel tank as part of extended warranty
replaced/upgraded IC pump to 010 version
Most of the stuff listed is just stuff needed for a 100k mile car.
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03 E500
I've owned my e500 for a little over 2 weeks. Has 214k and change. So far I've replaced the following:

Mass air flow sensor
Trans mount
Map sensor
Currently waiting on shipment of the drive shaft support


Looking to possibly replace the rear main seal, do the plugs, fix the small odds and ends. Things like the trunk button, replace the missing emblem, possibly rear bumper, 3rd brake light etc. But I am also contemplating an e63 face lift as well. So we will see.
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Today I had to replace the oil level sending unit as it was starting to leak. Plus it was time to flush the break fluid again (every 2 years). Now around almost 155,300 miles on my 2004 E500.
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2004 E320 4Matic. 207800 miles. Bought with 203K on it as a first car for my daughter. She will turn 16 in July 16, so I am driving it for a while. PO fixed most issues listed here, trans is doing fine so far.
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2008 E320 Bluetec, 2008 Lexus RX400h, 2012 Honda NC700SA, 2005 Acura MDX, 2000 Mercedes ML320
We have a 2000 ML320, gasoline engine, currently ~230,000 miles.
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