I'm currently 16, and the middle child, so my older brother, who is 18 at the moment, is the current owner of the car; a 1994 Mercedes-Benz S320. My dad owned it first, since about 1996 and he bought it used. He switched over to it from a lincoln town car and he said he'll never go back. He drove the benz for about 8 1/2 years and at that point he was looking into a smaller car while staying in the benz area. He went with a 2005 E500 4MATIC, but didn't know what to do with his S class. Me, being an automotive enthusiast, begged him not to sell it. He said he didn't want it to just sit in the driveway and die so i suggested giving it to my older brother as a first car. My dad wasn't to keen on the idea at first but after realizing it was a big safe reliable car with only an I6 which would conserve gas somewhat, he decided to do it. At this point the car had a little over 190,000 miles on it and was still going strong. The age of the car did start to show up its first year sitting outside under a cover as a few things began to break but we took care of the car until my brother finished his time with his permit and got his license. As a birthday gift my mom wanted to get him something that would look nice on the car (as if the car itself wasnt nice enough already!). I told her to go with new wheels and I helped her pick out a set of chrome 18" ASA ST-4's which look amazing and are now used as spring/summer wheels while the stock ones are used as winter wheels. As soon as word got out that my brother, a fresh young driver, was toolin around in a big bad benz, the mixed reactions came out. most people thought it was awesome, other people began reffering to our family as rich, others were jealous, and others just didnt care. it survived its first year in the senior lot this past school year and it was fine. people admired it and my brother and i had a thousand new friends. we were now known as "the kids with the benz on chrome rims" haha. to this day, we are recognized wherever we go because we own one of maybe 3 W140s in our area, and ours is the only one on chrome. Overall people have come to accept it and they love the car. Now that my brother is off to Pittsburgh University (congrats to him) the car will now sit in the driveway for a year again as I begin to learn to drive on the SUV with my permit which I will be recieving in late July. I cant wait to inherit the benz and I have always thought, and still do think it is an amazing machine. I'd never trade it for anything. It's even survived both of my brothers accidents haha. the first one being on his first day with his license haha and the second somewhere later on. the second one almost killed it, but it prevailed. it is for this reason it has earned the name "the tank". Which went perfectly with my brothers nickname "Frank the tank" haha. So yes, at age 17 my brother was the rightful owner, and now that i am 16, once i recieve my permit She will be mine and I'll cherish every minute of it. The bose sound system still outplays our neighbors Audiobahn subwoofers he put in the trunk of his VW
. So thats my story, hope you all enjoyed it..if you took the time to read it all haha.
one last thing. alot of you seem to be mixed up with the term ricer or rice. it does not refer to a japanese car or anything like that. rice can be a car from any country. rice is a car that has been badly modified. if you go to www.urbandictionary.com
and type in ricer, youll get plenty of helpful definitions. a honda is not rice. a honda with a wing that could act as an ironing board, a massive non-functional body kit and type-R is rice.