My car has 324K miles on it :)

corticocortico Posts: 405
edited October 2017 in The Clubhouse
Ah! You have to love it. It's a MB 350TD 5 cylinders, Turbo Diesel from 1983... just had it repainted.

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  • Nice! My wife would love that car.
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,898
    Sweet! Love those Merc battle wagons.
  • I take it you do not live where it snows?
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,898
    I take it you do not live where it snows?

    Rarely. We have two snow plows in town and they have cobwebs on them.
  • corticocortico Posts: 405
    edited October 2017
    I take it you do not live where it snows?

    Not correct Mister :), I live in NY. Once the lock was frozen and I melted the ice with a pocket lighter haha... all metal!

    Although, this car spent most of its life in a garage it was in need of some rust damage repair, specialty on the fenders.
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Sweet! Love those Merc battle wagons.
    Nice! My wife would love that car.

    Yes, in the early 80s AC, economic Diesel engine, central looking and automated windows was a bit ahead down the road!

    I had people offering money for it in several occasions :)
    The car as a funny history. It given to me by my father in law. I complemented the car so many times that he gave to me with the condition of never selling it and give it back to him, if no longuer wanted.

    Anyone loved it, except my sister in law when a teen, used to feel embarrassed to be dropped of at school in such an uncool car compared to her bffs :)
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,507
    Old Mercedes were built like tanks, the new bigger ones ate well built but the little ones are more like Toyotas. Drive it until the wheels fall off.
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    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • My folks have an '84 model with over 200k, only down side is cost of parts to keep it on the road.
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,304
    Nice! My wife would love that car.

    HEL L, I would love to have it.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,918
    324k ?? My x wife has that beat by a country mile. :)
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,314
    Wow! 500k to go!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,352
    Those were great; my post-doc advisor's wife (who was a surgeon) had a '77 240D (sedan) that she put hundreds of thousands of miles on. She may still have it, for all I know.
  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,545
    Okay, but boy o boy, that is not THE MOST ATTRACTIVE car I’ve ever seen! I’m not sure I would have given a dollar for it brand new...sorry if that’s not cool.
  • corticocortico Posts: 405
    DollarDave wrote: »
    Okay, but boy o boy, that is not THE MOST ATTRACTIVE car I’ve ever seen! I’m not sure I would have given a dollar for it brand new...sorry if that’s not cool.

    Haha, Totally cool, the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder!

    I have found this cool article on Bloomberg mag:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-12/the-vintage-mercedes-station-wagon-is-the-car-that-will-never-die
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  • corticocortico Posts: 405
    edited October 2017
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Those were great; my post-doc advisor's wife (who was a surgeon) had a '77 240D (sedan) that she put hundreds of thousands of miles on. She may still have it, for all I know.

    There was a MB Taxi in Lisbon with the same engine made 1M Kilometers... there's also a story about a 1991 Mercedes Benz E-Class W124 which reached 3.4 million kilometers (2112662.05 miles). It reached it's first million km in 1997 without the need of changing anything else than oil and filters.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_longevity
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,352
    I love the look of the Benz sedans (and wagon) of that era.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,492
    I prefer the Benz V-8's. Here is mine:

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  • corticocortico Posts: 405

    ^great color, its in pretty good shape!
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,670
    My car has 324 miles on it...ha! Hopefully it will last as long as yours currently is.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,272
    Cool stories for sure.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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