Last name Higgins... 20 Years old March 29th 2009..
When my grandfather passed away he left a small sum of $ to my name... My grandmother gave me her extra 91 Ford Explorer when she bought an 03 as a reward for graduating high school ;]
When my 91 Ford Explorer was stolen for a month I used the $$ left from Grandpa to head to car dealer and purchase something to get around!.. I could have chose between some obscure Nissan which may have cost significantly less to fix up over the years, or my 94 Mercedes-Benz C220..
So I chose the nicer looking of the two and paid 6,000 w/ a 1 year warranty for the C220. The warranty helped me replace a bad drive shaft, and a transmission mount..
.. The warranty didn't help me replace the 2600$ head gasket leak, or the brake vacuum servo line... or the wiring harness..
I already took care of the head gasket.. the car runs great now.. it has 153,000 miles. I put new rotors on the back brakes and new pads on the front.. Had a valve job done w/ the head gasket, replaced all the spark plugs, changed the brake servo line...
I still have an ABS Light and SRS Light on, but my mechanic told me it's probably due to the wiring harness since he had serviced those areas. It does make a loud clanking noise only when braking from drive to reverse, or vice versa.. but that's a minor problem...
I noticed someone else had a problem going uphill w/ the car.. Mine has that problem too, but it has become slightly better w/ the head gasket job being done.
The next things I have planned are (major) Wiring Harness for about 1400$, after that I need to do the front Tie Rods and leaking shock. After those jobs are done I hope to buy new rims and tires and slap them on and fix the alignment (which veers to the right currently)..
I love my car. It feels smooth compared to others... Though my older friend drives a relatively newer S500 with an in-dash player/deep dish chrome rims/ and 2 15" subs.. But someday I'm gonna have that AMG I've always wanted to drive. ;]