S350 CD 2012 £6k - shocking how some cars show the wear

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  1. MikeInWimbledon

    MikeInWimbledon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    OK, I can't recommend this one. The mileage seems a bit toppy.

    But I thought it was worth highlighting because of the wear on the central console and a hint of wear on some of the switches.

    It's just amazing how Sindelfingen builds these things.

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    Been well used in the back also.

    Private transfer car is my guess.
     
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    It's a lot of car for the money. Amazing how well it has held up considering it has done 650 miles per week for 8 years. Would love to see the service history.
     
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    The W221 centre armrest is prone for that, pretty much everyone I’ve seen has different levels of “sagging” of the leather.
     
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    rockits Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    When you think about it less than 100 miles per day isn't really that much. We think 257k is a ton of miles but commercial vehicles and taxis must do a fair bit more than this.
    Many model vehicles are able to do mega miles now I suspect if regularly and well maintained. An S Class has always been up the the task of course.

    Would be interesting to see the cost of servicing, maintenance and repairs since new. I bet that must be some number!
     
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    MikeInWimbledon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Very true. The thing that got me into the E class in the first place was weekly commuting into Germany which usually involved jumping into cars which rode very well, yet which routinely had 350,000kms on the clock.
     
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    I know the centre leather sag is something people worry about, but how much would it cost to get a proper trimming specialist retrim this, or even refit or re-stretch the existing cover over the arm rest?
    I was watching a shocking Goblin Works Supra/hash-up yesterday on Quest, and they had the seats custom retrimmed in (what they said was) leather for £1,000. If you can take the arm rest of and provide to the trimmer, what would this be? £100?
     
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    MoT tested every 6 months=taxi?
     
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    Mine has done 166,000 and no sign of sagging :)
     
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    £100? Tops.

    It wouldn’t put me off buying one because, like you suggested, I’d have it re-trimmed, just seems a funny one for Mercedes not to pick it up when they face-lifted the W221 in 2009 because both gens are like it.
     

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