Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: 1986 300SDL 311,500
Location: Lexington, North Carolina
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RE: "new" car
It is my first car - I wasn't sure the folks would let me get it at first. I wasn't sure I'd get anything at all, and I sure didn't dream it'd be a mercedes. I only started shopping seriously for one about a year ago. We don't really have a history with luxury cars and my dad wasn't convinced by my argument that you can drive an old benz diesel till you're tired of it if you care for it right.
I'm really enjoying it... it's fun to drive. Since the color is "pearl black" we named it the Black Pearl and then shortened it so my car is named "pearl" whenever somebody asks if it has a name... though I usually just call it the benz.
Thanks everybody for all the help with it and the patience for my questions, my long writing style, and so forth... I'm really enjoying it, there's nothing quite like european cars for driving experience.
But I'm really not a snob about it, though - of course I'm proud I have a mercedes, but if it had been as dependable and fun as this one is, I'd have bought a Rolls-Canardly and never complained. It's just a matter of this seemed like a good choice, and it has proved itself worthy so far.
If the cats don't take all the paint off, that is.