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Smile I have finally arrived.

The time has arrived and I am a first time Benz owner. When I was thirteen years old I would get a rides home in a SL190 from my grass cutting job. The bug had bit me, but it took another forty seven years before I could scratch the itch. I have recently purchased a 2005 SL500. What a beautiful automobile. I just sit in the garage and admire the clean lines.

Unfortunantly a couple months into ownership, the nemisis of the leaky strut has reared it's ugly head. Being a gearhead all my life I have ordered the necessary parts and will tackle the job of replacing the culprit. I can't say that I'm not intimidated by the complexity of the automobile, but after reading some of the great posts a bit of my anxiety has been relieved. If I'm ambitious enough I will try to make a video and post it on You Tube, if the work is successful. I will eventually have to tackle the shifter, cd's that don't eject, spark plugs, but I'll leave the motor mount job to a professional. I hope to get the used car bugs taken care of this winter, so as spring arrives it will top down touring. Man what a great car!!
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