My wife and I have long considered a used mercedes as an alternative to a
with less than desirable features/maintenance issues/cost etc...
We figured on spending 5K or less and found one this weekend. Seemingly
good car ('86
190D 2.3), minor cosmetic on exterior, near zero cosmetic interior
(excellent leather condition), odometer read 205K.
'Got it home, read all books in glove box only to find major discrepencies
in mileage reports. Could be as much as 250K+ difference! Carfax and
Experien both report no odometer tampering but list "EXCEEDS MECHANICAL
LIMITS" on report.
On driving, it is smooth shifting, powerful, a few creaks or noises, could
possibly use new discs but not much else.
Do we report? Do we take it back and demand money back? Do we worry about
mileage problems on resale or do we resign ourselves to the situation and be
happy we got what we were looking for?
Help for a mechanically challenged individual is greatly appreciated.