I have a 2004 E-Class 320 cdi Elegance Estate in silver with light grey leather and a few toys.
I have owned her for three years, she cost £5500 and has covered 146,000 trouble-free miles, 15,000 in my ownership.
Unfortunately, things have now started to go wrong and I think the point of my post is to ask whether to cut and run or start spending money.
I've just had a couple of injectors replaced and all injectors re-seated (£700) as it was smelling of diesel in the cabin and the wife was whingeing.
I have a warning light on, indicating that the brakes need attending to. Wallet Alert - Workshop!
A stone cracked the top of the screen passenger side last week. Non-repairable.
The tyres are between 5 and 7 years old and I usually like to replace at this time.
Suspension seems okay, electrics all work, she pulls well and the gearbox changes smoothly.
Bodywise, small paint scab under the passenger side light, tiny bit of rust at bottom corner of passenger door, couple of small bumper scrapes, bottom of rear wing has come unclipped next to the tailgate. Electric luggage cover doesn't work.
Needs an MOT and Service next month.
Full Mercedes Service History and one previous owner for new - until I bought it, where I got my local garage to service it. Not just because I'm tight, but the nearest Main Dealer is a trek.
I could sell now and maybe receive £2500 privately at a push. Hate selling cars and dislike rude and ruthless private buyers and dealers.
I know that in the hands of a German taxi driver these 'bulletproof' cars can go on for many more miles.
I guess I am concerned that at this mileage there may some big bills around the corner which I don't have unlimited funds to cater for.
(This post is not masquerading as a For Sale ad). Happy to keep the car, but with other marques I have owned at this mileage, once things start 'going' it maybe better to sell up and buy something with less mileage. I have had a 120,000 miler Porsche before which crippled me in on-going repair bills and I promised myself I'd never throw money at high-mileage cars again.
All advice gratefully received. Sorry for the long one. Many thanks for reading.