I usually don’t think twice when I see a Mercedes with a ton of miles on it. But I started thinking a lot more than twice when I saw a W211 E55 AMG with over 400,000 miles for sale. As I started digger deeper into this wunderkind, the story got even wilder. This E55 had a single owner its entire 400,000 mile life and managed to get into two accidents in that time with one severe enough to deploy the airbags. So obviously this W211 for sale outside of Chicago deserves a deeper look, so let’s try to make sense of this one.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG with 400,000 miles on Cars.com
Model: E55 AMG
Engine: 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 401,856 mi
2003 Mercedes E55 AMG 4dr Sedan Brilliant Silver Metallic Exterior Over Charcoal Leather Interior All Service Records On Carfax!!! Must See To Believe!!! 401,856 Miles!!! Only Serviced At Mercedes Benz Dealer!!! Only One Previous Owner!!!
Looking at this car, it doesn’t scream ”I have 400,000 miles on me!” Yes, some of the interior buttons are worn away but that could happen on a 150,000 mile car. This car being in California its entire life sure helped keep things tidy and probably replacement parts from its various accidents didn’t hurt either. Looking at the Carfax, it doesn’t report any major power train replacement up to a little over 300,000 miles then the records go silent until almost 400,000 miles. As anytime you are looking at a Carfax, it’s important to remember that it’s not all inclusive and only good when someone actually updates it. The positives on this car is that the M113K and 722.6 gearbox seemed to have no issues getting up to this mileage but then again I haven’t driven or heard this car either.
The price of $11,900 doesn’t add up for me. You can find a number of W211 E55’s in the mid-teens with a third of the mileage and without major accidents. The aftermarket wheels also detract from the price in my eyes as well. If you were to slice the price in half, you’d have me thinking about it, but with 400,000 miles and multiple accidents, I’ll take my $12,000 elsewhere.