I must be dense, mind clarifying?
Tho it may fulfill the transportation role in an A TO B kinda way, I seriously doubt it will "replace" a Mercedes. Luxury family hauler to uber-compact eyesore? Resetting your cost of ownership in the process? Hmmm, why not toss a g or 2 and get the stall issue addressed by a trained indy? O that reminds me, did you get that new car noise looked into? Inquiring minds and all...
I agree, the Honda Fit will rattle after 30K miles. As matter of fact I just sold her older Fit back in December as soon as it ran out of warranty and I could actually hear vibration throughout the car.
Surprisingly, the Fit held its value well, actually very well.
I bought it in 1009 for $14,000 and sold it at the end of 2012 for $12,000. Based on that alone, my decision to buy a new Fit was an easy one.
We will be picking up the Fit tomorrow after they fix the wheel bearing. Yes, the wheel bearing went out on it on day one when we bought it las Friday.
The 300TE has its value but nothing in the $$. Actually most run of the mill Benzes depreciate faster than you can bend over for a financial proctologist to assess your assets.
This 300TE has got to go so that I can make room for another craziness. I am looking at a 320SL for more drama in my life. The wife is okay with my choice as long as she has a car that doesn't stall. The Fit fits her perfectly; I ain't driving that pos anyway.