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Old 03-07-2001, 09:29 PM
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After all my efforts to sell my car for a hig price, I had a gentleman come over tonight to look at my car. He coincidently was from Europe and knew about my car and took it for a 2 mile drive. Without any emotion, he pulled out $14,000 cash and asked if I would mind dropping the car off at his place tonight. I do not know what came over me, but I told him that it was no longer for sale. I thought long and hard about this and here is why I decided not to sell her. I only wanted to get a bigger car for the baby stuff, but when I go out the whole family goes out together in the truck. I started to think about how long it took me to locate this car (6 months) and how much I love the car. The only reason I wanted to get rid of her was for more room. My friend thinks I am crazy, but I absolutely love this car.
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Old 03-07-2001, 09:32 PM
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Car for sale??

well, how much were you asking for it?
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Old 03-07-2001, 09:40 PM
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$15,500 then $14,000
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Old 03-07-2001, 09:41 PM
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its hard to get rid of a car you love.

I loved all my cars, but they were not gotten rid of on purpose by me. The GMC Jimmy I had, the engine broke, and ended up having it replaced, then the tranny went a few thousand miles later, so I just had the car towed away.

My MGB was a great car, and I only got rid of it because I was in an accident, and the insurance co payed me out $4500 for the car, when it was only worth $2500 if I tried to sell it.

My Jeep, was sold to my dad so I could get the deposit I needed to buy my benz. It was a good tradeoff, I can still use the jeep if I need to, and I got my car, and I didn't have to sell the jeep, which I actually still really like.

For me, if it ever comes time to sell the benz, I'll just end up keeping it.

I get attached to my cars, and never want to let them go.

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Old 03-07-2001, 09:48 PM
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No car sale!

I think you made the right decision if you don't need the money right now, that's why he brought cash, he wanted it CHEEP!
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Old 03-07-2001, 11:13 PM
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Fast Forward a few years (or months) down the road

You've avoided the "blues" that us gear heads deal with when we've let our "baby" go for the most rational reasons:

"Why did I ever get rid of my _______ (fill in the blank with your most beloved set of wheels). That was one of the best cars I ever had ..... they sure don't make em like that anymore".
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Old 03-08-2001, 08:23 PM
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My battery was going south today so I replaced it. Even after shelling out the money for a new battery, I am glad I still have her.
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Old 03-08-2001, 09:49 PM
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I'm going to tell ya'll

since purchasing my 1985 300D turbo I have gotten where I really enjoy it for puttering around town and back and forth to work. The 300D is me - slow to accelerate and once up to speed punch the cruise (at around 65 mph). I will continue to drive the E320 on 30+ miles trips on weekends just to keep it working good but I really like the 300D. There is something about it that says "character" and I do not have to worry about the wife wanting to drive it .
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Old 03-08-2001, 10:48 PM
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now thats a true love story...I have the same feeling about my 380 SEC..after all the headaches it has given me and all the $$ it keeps spending Ive had several offers on the car and I dont even have it up for sale..I refuse to take any offer..I look at them and laugh thinking Im not stupid and your not going to have the best car on the road..*L*

enjoy the Benz and just think about what that (cheap) person is missing.


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