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I found item 260850661912 on ebay. 2006 SLK 350 with manual transmission.

130,000 Miles on the clock. I believe is the highest mileage R171 I have seen. It's good to see they can keep going, since so many of us keep the miles low.

If I continued at my current rate, I'd probably go 20-25 years to get that mileage, but of course, I know age starts to play a HUGE factor and really becomes more significant than miles even IMHO.

Still, it's good to see a relatively young car at this mileage.

Of course, we don't really know its condition, but I bet it's doing just fine!


How many miles have you seen on a R171?
 

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That's about 25000 per year....right? Can't imagine.......must have been an everyday commuter or some very long vacation trips...or both. Not sure my posterior could take it!:biglaugh:
 

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Mb 911, I bet the paint on the Dash will peel off before the motor gives out. Mb Engines will last a long time if you do the maintance on it like Mb tells you to do so. There are 2 Types of Mb Owners out there #1 A Mb owner that follows the Service by the book and has all receipts for it. He/ she is the person you will see in the Showroom 10 to 12 years later buying a new Mb and the car is spotless. # 2 A Mb owner that trades a Mb every 3 to 5 years with barely no Records on the Car and low Miles because they can,t afford the Service. LOL
 

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That's about 25000 per year....right? Can't imagine.......must have been an everyday commuter or some very long vacation trips...or both. Not sure my posterior could take it!:biglaugh:
we have put 20K on in about 10 months of driving. not a daily commuter, we like to take rides.
 

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we have put 20K on in about 10 months of driving. not a daily commuter, we like to take rides.

I will say this, that is a lot of fun driving and rides. I think that is pretty great. Enjoy the car. Nothing wrong with enjoying it. I'd drive mine more, but I constantly worry while driving. People flying up on the back of me at stoplights and things. This is why I tend to only go out on early Sunday mornings where it's a bit more peaceful.

Now, if I'm doing interstate driving that is quite nice as it's much more peaceful.
 

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I will say this, that is a lot of fun driving and rides. I think that is pretty great. Enjoy the car. Nothing wrong with enjoying it. I'd drive mine more, but I constantly worry while driving. People flying up on the back of me at stoplights and things. This is why I tend to only go out on early Sunday mornings where it's a bit more peaceful.

Now, if I'm doing interstate driving that is quite nice as it's much more peaceful.
we took a 190 mi, 5 hour drive yesterday, hit 32mpg. we try to pick roads that aren't heavily traveled.
 

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we took a 190 mi, 5 hour drive yesterday, hit 32mpg. we try to pick roads that aren't heavily traveled.
That sounds fantastic. I just can't find such roads. The nice mountain roads I can find are extremely dangerous to getting windshield cracks. :)
 

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I used to sweat the miles on all my cars until someone looked at me and said "Man, they are MADE to be driven". He was right. I do enjoy looking at the car in the garage, but not nearly as much just about anywhere else.
 

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130k wow, if only I was single. Two little boys and a newborn baby girl makes the minivan or the SUV my daily drivers. I don't worry about miles as I don't intend to sell my cars.
 

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I put about 15 mies on my SLK 280 on Saturdays, and another 20 miles on Sundays. The rest of the week it sets in the garage with a soft cover on it. It will always be a low mileage car in my book. I have all dealer records and service paperwork, and wax it every 6 months. I keep it in showroom condition, so it should last for many years!
 

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What is hard for the motor is the stop and go trafic. If this is mostly on high way mileages its good to clean those carbon out.
 

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Ynot a Mini van does not have to be boring How about the R63 Amg the R Class will be phased out so i bet you can bet the R Class will sell cheap

http://www.edmunds.com/mercedes-benz/r-class/

The R class doesn't look too bad. I actually thought about it but I like the Honda Odyssey a lot, it drives quite sporty. I actually need all 8 seats, my wife has a lot of siblings and they like to come along wherever we go. The r class has only 6 seats I believe.
 

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If it's been properly serviced, should be fine. Nice to see someone using an R171 instead of babying it.
 

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There are six Protons on UK ebay with over 100,000 on them (the owners deserve a medal - 10 miles in one of them is enough). And a Peugeot with 230,000. No one is bidding on the Protons but there are bids on the French one. 17 bids on a Skoda with over 200,000 on it.

This SLK is still a puppy.
 

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130,000 Miles...wow...i bought mine at 61K miles, and i drive about 30K miles a year, so i'll be there soon enough, maybe 3 years. Problem is, i might need a larger car with a backseat in that time, it's going to be hard to sell an 06 with 130K miles in 2014 for a decent price.
 

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130,000 Miles...wow...i bought mine at 61K miles, and i drive about 30K miles a year, so i'll be there soon enough, maybe 3 years. Problem is, i might need a larger car with a backseat in that time, it's going to be hard to sell an 06 with 130K miles in 2014 for a decent price.
I dunno. By 2014, your 55 could be like the Red Barchetta on Moving Pictures......

 
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