2007 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG with 322,000 miles

For me, there is this constant back and forth between “They don’t make them like they used to” and “Newer cars can basically go forever with proper maintenance and repairs”. Today’s car falls in the latter half. Although I’m skeptical. Very skeptical. Why? In case you haven’t noticed the title, this is a 2007 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG with over 322,000 miles on the odometer. Yes, this 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged whale of a car that produces 604 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque has somehow racked up over 322,000 miles. According to the helpful Carfax, this car registered just over 29,000 miles in its first three years – a totally normal amount. Then the next five years saw the odometer jump to 200,000 miles. Six months later, 250,000 miles. That is 275 miles every single day for six months. How? Why?

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Year: 2008
Model: S65 AMG
VIN: WDDNG79X17A066870
Engine: 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged V12
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 322,443 mi
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Price: $16,888

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I think it is hilarious that the dealer totally glosses over this car has the mountain of miles on it. It is just another generic description written and they filled in the blank for 322,000 miles. The funny this is, this isn’t the first time I’ve seen a super sedan with these kind of miles. Back in May, I looked at a 2007 Audi S8 with 308,000 miles. My guess is whoever is racking up these miles works over the road and has a very healthy car allowance. Otherwise, there is no way this makes sense as a vehicle to chose to put 8,000 miles a month on. The amount of fuel you burn is outrageous, not to mention the expensive tires, brake pads, and oil changes. As for the actual condition of this car, it looks fine. No major wear and looks like a 100,000 car. However, the Carfax also shows an accident back in 2012, but no details.

Much like the S8, this price is crazy. Nearly $17,000 for a 322,000 miles and a mystery accident is absurd. One of the most respected sellers of these M275 cars in the country regularly lets these go in the mid-20s and even the same year S600s sell for even cheaper. Those cars aren’t total unknowns either, they all have VMIs and often times are fully serviced and need nothing. My guess is this “hi-line” dealer got this thing for a song at auction and is looking to cash in big. Right now as it sits, I wouldn’t pay a dime over $10,000 for it.

Thanks to our reader Ryan for the spot!

– Andrew

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5 Comments

  1. I want to know how much it cost to properly maintain one of these things for 300,000 miles. $20,000? Or a lot more…..

  2. Mr. K, I don’t think you could service this car for the first 100k for less than $20k.

  3. You are correct. This car sold about a month ago at a southern California Manheim (wholesale dealers auto auction). It had an MMR of around $10k surprisingly. So while I agree with you that the price is insane, the market doesn’t necessarily agree with us. Cheers.

  4. Thanks Richard. Interesting to know.

  5. High mileage doesn’t necessarily scare me, as long as it’s been properly maintained. But it does affect resale value.

    Some fool will likely pay close to asking price for the “oooh, AMG!” factor, and that’s what that dealer is counting on. But yeah, over 300,000 miles is something to watch out for. It’s probably already gone through one front suspension and will now need both front and rear. I’d also need to see all maintenance records, including transmission fluid change intervals (it should’ve had at least seven by now, going by the book).

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