Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: 1986 300SDL 311,500
Location: Lexington, North Carolina
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RE: "new" car
Hmm... I've had it since a week before christmas, and everybody gave me car washing stuff for christmas as a result. I think I've washed it at the car wash where you just drive in and use the wand thingie about 6 times and I've done it by hand 5.
In a little under a month.
Maybe that's a little excessive... but I like it to look nice and there IS an external influence: cats.
The folks were nice enough to help me get a car and let me drive it, but they drew a line at moving the crown vic or the truck out of the garage so my benz could live indoors. As a result, it lives outside with our two cats. next to a plowed field.
The cats go walking through the field, and my car is directly in their path to the house... a lovely, warm platform made just for them.
As a result I have muddy tracks from front to back regularly, and I hate the thought of what that's doing to my paint... except the hood it's original paint and it has a few little marks but it looks pretty good, considering its age.
So I wash it about twice a week by hand to keep the cat damage to a minimum, plus I do it at the drive-in and do it yourself about every other week just for simplicity's sake... takes forever with a sponge.
86 300SDL *329,500 miles *
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