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Old 04-12-2015, 05:35 PM
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High mileage E500 reliability?

recently i found a 2006 E500 sedan, and it was exactly what i was looking for, well equipped, clean, one owner, etc.

But it has 212k miles...

I went to see the car in person, and its absolutely clean all around...apart from some wear on the wood trim on the shift knob and the chrome on the drivers side door handle peeling you cant tell the car has anywhere near the amount of miles the odometer reads.

what kind of problems should i expect with a car like this?

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The usual suspects, airmatic and SBC brakes. At that mileage pretty much anything else could be ready to go, hope it's a really good price. Just get the service history. What options does it have? Bixenon? Make sure that they still autolevel. Panorama roof? Make sure it opens and closes without making noise, motor can go. Power trunk closer? Opens and closes, wires can get cut in the trunk. Keyless go? Check that all door handles work to open and lock the car and that the push button start works. Rear sunshade? That it goes up and down, motor can get stuck. Parktronic? All front and rear sensors should work. Bluetooth? Check for bluetooth puck. Ipod? Check for cable in glove box.
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23,500 miles a year is a lot!!! if that was me, i wouldnt even give it a second look. E500's are not very rare so im sure ill find a better optioned E with lower mileage. i was recently on the market and came across a 2009 CLS500 with 160k's on it. didnt even bother clicking on the ad. but thats just me. goodluck!
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That is a lot for an '06. I just picked up an '07 550 with 48K miles.
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recently i found a 2006 E500 sedan, and it was exactly what i was looking for, well equipped, clean, one owner, etc.

But it has 212k miles...

I went to see the car in person, and its absolutely clean all around...apart from some wear on the wood trim on the shift knob and the chrome on the drivers side door handle peeling you cant tell the car has anywhere near the amount of miles the odometer reads.

what kind of problems should i expect with a car like this?
Buyer beware is a good tip here. I would be running away.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:37 AM
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I just purchased a 2006 E500 4matic wagon with 200k in it. It is a 1 owner with the most impecable service history I have seen. The car looks better in,out,and under than cars with 60k miles. I have zero issues driving and owning it.

I would rather have this than a 75k mile car with 4 owners and no service history.

Plus what I paid leaves tooonnnns of $ for any issues that do pop up.

Look on ebay you can buy low mileage engines all day long for $1500-2000, so if a major motor issue arises just replace the whole thing instead of fixing what broke.
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Thank you Bryan

Just having that information makes me so glad that as long as I keep up with the service and maintenance 200k miles is not unheard of. I'm really looking forward to the next 150k miles that I get to put on my new toy.

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