Hi everyone. I feel at home again. Just bought a 2005 SL 500 w/ 14,800 miles on her. What a beauty ... desert silver, pano roof, Keyless GO, AMG package... she's just scrumptuous!!
I feel so at home b/c I had a 1987 190E, which was totaled on Christmas Day 1999 when someone ran a red light and crashed into my front end. I bought the 190 new and had her 13 years, ans despite a weak AC system and having to replace the rear shocks, she was such a workhorse and felt so solid around curves.
Idiot me, when my 190E was totalled, I went with a new 2000 Jaguar S-Type ...what a piece of garbage, crap, doo doo ...you get the point. I put 5 transmissions (yes, not a misprint- FIVE) in that piece of garbage, my window regulators failed, needed a left rear control arm, A/C compressor went and at the end (just last month) I needed an AC evaporator ($1800). Well, I washed the car, drove it to the MB dealer, got $6k for the car (only 52,000 miles!!!!!!), and haven't looked back.
I am an identical twin, and my brother just called me this afternoon ...he went to Charlottsville VA (Brown Mercedes/Saab) and bought a 2006 SL 500 with 12,800 miles on it ....silver w/pano roof. He's glad to have dumped his 2000 Jag S-Type (same type of costly issues as me). Can sleep well again!!!
Glad to be home in the MB family again. Would love to hear from Northeast members!
Happy 2009 to all!!
West Hartford, CT