See, I came to BenzWorld because of the great 107 forum for my SL. I thought it made me a Mercedes-Benz owner but the car is older and not really representative of the reason that most of you are here. The 107 is a plaything, not really collectible but it's a head turner on a sunny day. Maybe if I spend enough money on resto work, I'll gain a new, even higher level of appreciation for the car.
Something happened over the weekend. Since the recent death rattle coming from her '95 Integra forced us to dispose of it, SWMBO has been wallowing around the roads in a spare '01 Sable that was parked in the back yard. What with the cargo she was carrying for her side business, the Sable was bottomed out in the rear and no one could sit in the back seat.
I was tending to the sale of the Acura when I saw my dealer pal drive up in a '99 W210. It has its share of exterior warts. Details are here
if you're really that interested.
Anyhow, when I was test driving the car, I was paying attention to so many other things about the car that I never noticed the 'whole car attitude'. With the tags on, I drove it yesterday just to DRIVE it.
Oh. My. God!
I'm pretty much ruined for everything else that might come along. I was throwing this thing around off ramps and carving curves (in my own amateurish fashion) with a big, stupid-assed grin on my face.
Now...I understand. Now...I own a Mercedes-Benz!