Over 300,000 Original Miles!
April 11, 2019
I bought my new 2001 e430 in October of 2000 and have loved driving it for every one of its over 300,000 miles!
I have maintained it with only OEM Mercedes Benz parts, replaced the oil only with Mobil 1 5w30 Synthetic Oil, and the other fluids with Mercedes fluids only.
From day 1, I drive it like a race car in the city and on the highway.
Because of this, I am replacing tires and brakes every 18 to 24 months.
The problems I have had have been due to wear and tear such as having to replace the radiator, water pump, alternator, a/c compressor, all of the window regulators, the central locking air system pump, central air blower, shocks, spark plugs, various electronic engine sensors, the battery, and the windshield.
Although I have meticulously maintained it inside and out, the paint has started to oxidize on the rear bumper and around the rear view mirrors.
Not bad for a car that that’s 18 years old with over 300,000 miles on it.
The w210 Series has got to be the greatest vehicle Mercedes Benz has ever produced!