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Buying a 2016-2018 350d

NicoleDT

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Hi All,
I’m looking to buy (in the next couple months, probably early next year) a low mileage 350d within the 2016-2018 range. What I’d love to know is; would it be realistic for me to aim to keep it for about 10 years without any substantial maintenance costs? It’ll be in a maintenance plan for the next 3-5, but ideally, I’m looking to age gracefully with it, if you will. Thanks in advance!
 

Chris B

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I have not owned a G350d before, but in my view Mercedes Benz does not build luxery vehicles for long term use anymore. It might be a different ball game if you look at a military spec G300CDI Professional........
 

Stu

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Well to be fair, the G350d and the G300 prof shares the same OM642 v6 diesel motor that motor is also used in the sedans and ML suv.
I have a ML320 cdi, with the OM642 - and its is a gem.
The G350d has a lot more tech, which 'could fail' but in that 'luxury' segment you will find yourself in the same boat as other manufacturers, and by luxury, I mean electric seats, climate control elec mirrors etc.
The basics, being axles, body parts. and all the parts that make it a G, should be a longer lasting than most modern 4x4s

happy hunting :)