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Old 05-02-2016, 07:04 PM
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Awesome! That give me hope! I am at 184,000 now!

Awesome! That give me hope! I am at 184,000 now!

I expected it to be higher, but I travel a lot with the military, but I leave it in good hands while I am not home to drive it!
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Only 84,000 miles until SECOND tier high-mileage badge from Mercedes

Only 84,000 miles until SECOND tier high-mileage badge from Mercedes!
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:13 PM
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Just turned over 46,000 on my '07 R230. Tight as a tick. I love this car.
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My 2005 SL500 is now at 115K. Love my Ruby but she is definitely a high maintenance mistress. I keep her perfectly serviced detailed and she still looks the part. My major gripe is the lousy tread milage I get out of my tires- typically Pilot Sport A/S 3 or Pilot Super Sport. Staggered wheel sizes cant be rotated.
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Old 05-29-2017, 06:32 PM
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SL500 (Preparing for SL55 Merge) & CLK430 Cabrio
232,000 MILES!!!

Non functioning Air Conditioner Compressor and one of the 2 LCD's on the dash has the infamous 'Ink Blot'. Those are literally the only 2 problems with the vehicle. Still runs/looks like new. I can't stress enough, fluids, fluids, fluids. Change all the hydraulic fluids every 40,000 miles, and you'll be rewarded IF you drive the vehicle. All 4 shocks are still original. As is the SBC unit (replaced the brushes in the pump ($8) as preventative maintenance. I keep waiting for either the ABC, SBC, or roof to fail, but they all still show no signs of doing so. Replace Trunk Struts ($20) every 75,000 miles.

Average about 40,000 miles on the front tires, and about 55,000 on the rears. Front and rear suspension bushings ($200) all replaced at 150,000 miles (were still in good shape). Motor ($90) & Tranny($15) mounts replaced at 150,000 miles, and flex joints ($90 each) + driveshaft bearing ($20) at 200,000 miles (still looked good, but could see cracks on the faces after removed)

I've been waiting seemingly forever for the boys in Stuttgart to come out with the R232(3) since I've never really been a fan of the R231, and would like to upgrade - but after the sneak photo's were leaked a few months ago, and the seeming fact that they're planning to turn the SL into a soft top 2+2, I'm disappointed that it's looking like I won't get to upgrade to a new SL anytime in the foreseeable future as I prefer both a roadster and hard convertible top.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:40 PM
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Just returned from another trip own to the Bay area. Surpassed the 249,000 mile mark on the way back. That's 17 & a half thousand additional miles since May without nary a hiccup. Less than 1000 miles away from the quarter century mark. Woo Hoo!!!

Turns out the AC Compressor was just fine, and the system simply needed a recharge. Now the only single problem with the vehicle is the Ink blot on the Speedo Display and I'm starting to feel a slightly perceptible occasional wobble that leads me to to believe one of the front wheel bearings needs a slight adjustment, so I'm going to remove and repack them when I swap out brake pads next week.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:51 AM
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Just returned from another trip own to the Bay area. Surpassed the 249,000 mile mark on the way back. That's 17 & a half thousand additional miles since May without nary a hiccup. Less than 1000 miles away from the quarter century mark. Woo Hoo!!!

Turns out the AC Compressor was just fine, and the system simply needed a recharge. Now the only single problem with the vehicle is the Ink blot on the Speedo Display and I'm starting to feel a slightly perceptible occasional wobble that leads me to to believe one of the front wheel bearings needs a slight adjustment, so I'm going to remove and repack them when I swap out brake pads next week.
Wow, post pics of it when it hits 250K! Want to see how its held up.
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Just a paltry 87k miles on my 08' although 12k have been put on since taking ownership in March of this year.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:04 AM
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Wow, post pics of it when it hits 250K! Want to see how its held up.
Will Do. Here is a pic from last month. And the Odo before the trip last week. I'll Post an odometer pic celebrating the Qtr Century mark when she officially passes it.

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My SL 500 currently has 222,567kms on it and still looks amazing.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:51 PM
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Anyone over 100K miles?
Not yet, I'm working on it. 71,000 on a 2006.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:32 PM
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Hit the Quarter Million Mile mark during my return trip from Montana last night!



WooHoo! Qtr Million Miles!!
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Aussiesuede View Post
Hit the Quarter Million Mile mark during my return trip from Montana last night!



WooHoo! Qtr Million Miles!!
That's fabulous, Happy New Year, be well and enjoy.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by SL2003driver View Post
Anyone over 100K miles?
70,330 on my 2006 bought it last year with 64,790. Love this car. Just had my first Service A.

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