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New to site, long - time Benz owner

Figured I was going to start asking a few questions as I'm researching my next car, so I think I should introduce myself.

My name is Eric, have lived on the California coast most of my life from the SF Bay Area to the Greater Los Angeles area and points in between.

Bought a 1999 C 230 K Sport new (custom, delivered in June 1999) and have since put over 292,000 miles on it. Only thing that's gone wrong in the past 12 years is the alternator died about 4 years ago. Obviously, a great car.

So, I just wanted to say, "Hi everybody."
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Eric, that's some serious mileage! I take it the next car's going to be a Merc?! Morrelli
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Yes. Looking at picking up an 06 E55. Wary of the Chrysler-era cars, but this seems to be the best bang for my buck, and I've bought my one new car in my life.

Would of course like to buy a 2012 E63, but that would put a serious crimp on the budget.

As to the mileage, yes, it's a lot. It'll be over 293,000 by the end of the weekend (on a trip from San Jose to Long Beach -- need to drive the return leg later tonight). I make the trip 10+ times a year, so it adds up fast.

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