Hahahahahaah you know it brother!!!
My idiot friends all bought Hondas and Mustangs after getting approved for their loans.
I went the other way and bought quality.
I've wanted to own a Mercedes-Benz since I was six (I was born on July 7th 1980) years old and my neighbor Perry Rea had a 1986 300E (burgundy on black).
I was pedaling a 5 speed CCM mountain bike in those days. I would wait out on my driveway after diner to watch that car drive by me. I was awestruck. My parents had just bought a 1986 Taurus LX wagon around the same time. Our other vehicle was a 1984 Toyota VAN.
That car just oozed quality and craftsmanship and from then on I was sold on Mercedes-Benz.
190E 2.6 - 244 000 km