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Is it worth buying a merc with high mileage

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6y, 1d agoPosted 6 years, 1 day ago
Hi All

I have been speaking to my local mercedes dealer and asked him to let me know if there were any C class (I would like a c220 auto, facelift model, with leather, parking sensors, memory/heated seats, bluetooth etc) merc that someone selling or as part exchange for a newer model (unfortunately buying a new merc is out of my reach for now) mercedes.

I spoke to him yesterday and he advised me of the following:-

Silver clk 200 kompressor avantgarge registered in Septemper 2005
4 seats
Petrol
Automatic
Ex Demo - so it has parktronic, Black leather, heated seats etc.
1 owner
just over 133k
Full Mercedes Service History
under 7K

The dealer will get the car in Dec/Jan and advised me that it will be sold as seen to trade but he thought I might be interested. I do like the sound of the car but I am worried that with such high mileage. If it was a diesel i wouldn't be so bothered as i think they would go up to 200k. I think it would be more problematic in the near future and will end up costing me more with repairs (although i would be taking it to a merc specialist instead of a merc dealer) etc. I do not know anyone who has a petrol merc with such high miles (it mainly diesels). The dealer will not even check the car over unless I pay for it ( i believe he said it might be better getting an independent inspection.

I do not plan on doing a lot of miles, at present my yearly mileage is between 7-9k.

Has anyone bought a merc with such high mileage and has it been worth it or more trouble than its worth? Do you start to get engine problems with it being such high mileage? What should I look for when checking this car? Should I stay away from this one and look for a slightly older model with less miles? I would like to know more and any advice you have will help me in making my decision.


I am hoping someone out there will be able to help me with a query. I do want a merc and I have seen just a few posts relating to high mileage (mainly diesel cars) which suggest they they are scarce.

Please help
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6y, 1d agoPosted 6 years, 1 day ago
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#1
Mercs last forever.. my friends has just done 300k. No problems, don't really know what you should check in particular but i wouldn't regard 133k as high mileage for a merc, they are bomb-proof (literally- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJeKEjk3M0U)
banned#2
Stocky
Mercs last forever.. my friends has just done 300k. No problems, don't really know what you should check in particular but i wouldn't regard 133k as high mileage for a merc, they are bomb-proof (literally- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJeKEjk3M0U)


Are they bum proof though?

For example, if an angry homosexual was chasing me, and I took refuge in a merc, would it keep me safe?
#3
I can't say, can't say it ever happened to me.
1 Like #4
Great when they work, expensive to fix when there is an issue.
Seems high mileage for a 5 year old car, but if the price reflects this and it's what you want, and you can afford the maintenance, then go for it.
banned#5
vibeone
Are they bum proof though?

For example, if an angry homosexual was chasing me, and I took refuge in a merc, would it keep me safe?


Obviously not, since you would open the door!

PS what made him angry in the first place?


Mercs do break down OP... and cost an arm and a leg when they do.
banned#6
The price isn't that great without a warranty...this one is a year Older with less millage for the same price and you could probable haggle down a few huindred and will be covered by a warranty

Cut and paste the whole URL

http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk/www/cars/MERCEDES-BENZ+CLK/Ne-2-4-5-6-7-8-27-44-49-53-61-64-67-103-133-146-236,N-215-231-240-4294967032-4294967227/advert.action?R=201031364968628&distance=54&postcode=s459an&channel=CARS&make=MERCEDES-BENZ&model=CLK&min_pr=&max_pr=&max_mileage=1000000&vehicleYearOfManufacture=2004&vehicleRegLetter=54


Edited By: slamdunkin on Dec 03, 2010 16:19
banned#7
Milage doesnt always mean a lot considering they could be motorway miles or city miles..

If the car has been driving through the city in traffic everyday doing not many miles but still running then its worse than a car thats done 133k mostly motorway miles at 70mph.

If its got full service history then i wouldnt say the milage is bad.
#9
Go for it, they go on forever.
#10
I wouldn't buy a petrol high miler, but i would buy a diesel high miler.
#11
Dont think you should worry about the engine at that mileage with full merc history to be honest,with that mileage it might be other items which could need replacing soon as in brakes, exhaust,battery,suspension bits ,wheel bearings etc.
#12
Yes mercs can go forever, but a lot depends on the manner they have been driven and how well they have been maintained.
#13
hi as regards a mileage Mercedes ,my e class 2002 w210 model aventgarde 3.2 cdi tip-tonic had done 136,000 miles, and the auto box went on it,cost me £2,500, re- building cost, plus everything else that's went wrong with it stear clear , bought at neath trade centre wales
1 Like #14
Literally have no words for this guy above me.
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proton10
hi as regards a mileage Mercedes ,my e class 2002 w210 model aventgarde 3.2 cdi tip-tonic had done 136,000 miles, and the auto box went on it,cost me £2,500, re- building cost, plus everything else that's went wrong with it stear clear , bought at neath trade centre wales

Did you trade it in for a proton by any chance?
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If only this thread hadn't expired 5 years ago.... oO
#17
stuarthanley
If only this thread hadn't expired 5 years ago.... oO
What makes it even worse is this guy has literally joined the site today and that is his only comment. Don't understand :p
1 Like #18
Mercs prob scrap by now.

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