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Looking for my first Mercedes, I've found a pretty unique car on sale. It's a GLK that's almost a "barn find," because it's a 2013 model with less than 13,000 miles of use! The seller says it was owned by a now-92-year-old man who didn't drive much. I've always wanted one of these cars, but 8-10 years later, most have over 80k on the clock.

Looking over the carfax, I see it was dealer-serviced every two years. The longest mileage between servicings was 5,000 miles. I've always heard you should change oil annually matter how little you drive, but in this case, that didn't happen. Is this a problem, considering the quality of oil used at an MB dealer.?
 

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Hello. The oil changes every 2 years might not be a concern, considering it was a car that sat more than was driven. Actually, the fact it sat more than weas driven would be my biggest concern. It is my opinion that cars that sit without being driven have more problems than a similar car which was driven daily. I would suggest you have a complete and thorough prepurchase inspection done, get the car up on a lift to have a qualified mechanic look over the car closely. Look for signs of any seals or other gaskets that have dried out.
Or - take a gamble, buy the car and be prepared to address and issues which may arise.
 
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