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Autotrader Find: One-Owner Mercedes CLS63 AMG With 395,000 Miles

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author photo by Doug DeMuro October 2016

I recently received an email from a reader alerting me to the presence of this car on Autotrader: a 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG with 395,000 miles, currently for sale at Louisville Motors 1 in Louisville, Kentucky, for $8,995. It is possibly the single most insane Autotrader listing I've ever seen.

First, let's cover the obvious reason this listing is insane: This is probably the highest-mileage AMG 63 car in the entire world. The owner bought it on January 9, 2008, and ditched it on March 25, 2016, which means he used the vehicle for a total of 2,998 days. Given the mileage figure of 395,839, that means he drove 132 miles a day... every day... for more than 8 years. That's roughly 4,000 miles every single month.

Open up the Carfax report included with this listing, and you'll see the insanity for yourself. After purchasing the car on January 9, 2008, the owner hit 10,412 miles on February 12, 2008 -- 34 days later. Have you ever driven 10,412 miles in 34 days? Just in case you don't want to do the math, that's 306 miles a day... for a month.

You might assume the owner took the car on some unusually long road trip during that time, but the mileage continued to progress at an unbelievable pace, to the point where the 4-year or 50,000-mile factory warranty expired some time in the summer of 2009, when the car was a year and a half old. The 100,000th mile came in the fall of 2010, after the car had spent 2.5 years on the road. The 200,000th mile came in the fall of 2012, and mile number 300,000 happened in the spring of 2014.

Obviously, the car wasn't without issues over that time period. It was involved in two accidents -- one in 2012 and one in 2015 -- and it currently looks like it couldn't possibly be moving under its own power, with a filthy interior, scrapes and scuffs on many surfaces and a completely collapsed air suspension that has it sitting just a few inches off the ground. Unsurprisingly, it has been for sale -- without takers -- for nearly 7 months.

This has to be one of the greatest listings on Autotrader, and you have to hand it to the car's owner: Nobody has ever gotten their money's worth from a CLS63 AMG quite like this guy.

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