"I owned it since 1998 with one previous owner that had 27,000 miles on it. I now have 188,000 miles. Only last 2-3 years have I had some serious enough work--front/back brake pads and drums turned, new front axle, timing belt went @ around 160,000. downside? LCD lights for the dials have gone one-by-one. Very expensive to replace. Leak in sunroof when parked at a certain angle (about $300) to fix. 2 cup holder cannot return -- has been that way for a few years."
"I bought this car in 2004 with 96K miles for $8K (with extended warranty - that I did not have to use). I had to change the left CV boot and replace the back brake pads and gave it fresh coat of paint. I have put 30K miles and I have not changed the timing belt on it yet. I am trading in the car because the gasket valves have started leaking and the right CV boot needs to be replaced. I have gotten my money's worth from this very reliable car. I am going to buy a MB-E350."