Date registered: Jun 2012
Vehicle: 1984 380 SL, 2000 Saturn LS, '92 Virago 750
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I have never, ever, given a rat's ass about cars. I have no brand loyalty, I have always owned the most reliable, gas friendly car I could find at the time I was looking, the only constraints being budgetary. The only new car I ever purchased and I ended up buying 2 in a row was the little Mazda truck B2000. My first car? A 1962 Chevy II, with cardboard floorboards. (New England, 16 years old, $250 to spend, but I didn't know about the floorboards until that winter) Current car? A 2000 Saturn rebuilt from a total with 80k miles at $3500. I've always thought it utter madness for people to spend what amounts to a mortgage on a vehicle, BUT....
I did always say that if money were no object, were I wealthy beyond counting, I would have the top of the line Mercedes SEL, black on black.
I am none of the above, but when I saw the 380SL convertible for sale for weeks and weeks at the end of my road, I had to stop.
True, it is not the t.o.l sedan, but mein Gott, what a classy, solid, glam ride. For $5500 I bought my (almost) dream car and I've not regretted it a day.
What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?