A rebuild costs about $2000 so most people scrap the car when it needs one.
I don't think you could even come close to getting a good rebuild for
$2000.....probably nearer to $4K plus. But if you take care of your
car....and change the oil regularly and service the transmission and rear
end at the factory intervals and change your timing chain/rails, etc every
100K miles your car should last at least 350K miles and probably many more.
The drive trains on all MBs are built tough. Most of the service problems
on late model cars are will all the toys (AC/alarms/remote controls/climate
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