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If you want to be really rich, do what the rich people do. Don't buy new cars. Now the extremely rich will buy new but hell, they can afford it. All the rich I know have spending habits that remind me of Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies.

I, for one, if in the market for a new SL550 with a large supply of money, the $30,000 definitely would make a difference. That's just me. Each unto their own.

The buddy I have with the oil wells? The last new car he bought was a mid-eighties SEL class that he got in Europe at an extreme discount. He now has a 92 300SE he bought used in Nashville about 9 years ago.
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The real reason why I got the SL500 is because my Travel Pro suitcase can fit in the trunk. I took my suitcase in the show room and asked to see if it would fit in the trunk with the top down. I wanted a hard top convertible with more room than my SLK320.

The SL500 is a great touring car with the top down. My SLK320 does not do well on long trips. I did not care for the rocket acceleration performance in the SL55 or the stiffer suspension. I do not like the feel of the hard suspension when I put my SL500 in sports mode.

On the other hand, my mom loves the hard suspension feel of her red Corvette. I think her Corvette is too stiff and fast for me. She knows that the SL55 will be a little slower than the Corvette, but she likes the look of the SL55 more.

If people do not understand why people buy a 100K slow car, then they will never understand why people buy a 100K watch.

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The buddy I have with the oil wells? The last new car he bought was a mid-eighties SEL class that he got in Europe at an extreme discount. He now has a 92 300SE he bought used in Nashville about 9 years ago.
He doesn't just have oil wells, he has good sense.
And good taste [:)]

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What are you talking about? I asked a question and got absurd replies.
Dontcha hate it when that happens? [8D]
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