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Old 05-15-2003, 07:19 PM
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She gone, she gone she gone gone gone!!

Well as a 3 pm today we no longer own the 99 E300.
A local couple along with a friend that is a Mercedes Benz Club of America member, owns a E430 came by today and test drove the car. We settled on a price and went to my credit to handle the paper work. Handed the 2 keys over to them and watched it drive away.
My wife and I decided that with the condition of American
Airlines we should eliminate any debt. We now have a mortgage payment and that is it. Except for the 82 300TD and the 88 560SL parts requirements.

1970 220D, owned 1980-1990
1980 240D, owned 1990-1992
1982 300TD, owned 1992-1993
1986 300SDL, owned 1993-2004
1999 E300, owned 1999-2003
1982 300TD, 213,880mi, owned since Nov 18, 1991- Aug 4, 2010 SOLD
1988 560SL, 100,000mi, owned since 1995
1965 Mustang Fastback Mileage Unknown(My sons)
1983 240D, 176,000mi (My daughers) owned since 2004
2007 Honda Accord EX-L I4 auto, the new daily driver
1985 300D 264,000mi Son's new daily driver.(sold)
2008 Hyundai Tiberon. Daughters new car
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Old 05-15-2003, 10:12 PM
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Congrats or condolences, I'm not sure which. Mine gone too, off to California. Now all we have is a mortgage, and of course parts for the '87 wagon (which needs a few things) and the '93 sedan (which is currently perfect).

- JimY
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Old 05-16-2003, 09:30 AM
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My condolences...for BOTH situations!

Half of the dads in my daughter's soccer team work for AA as pilots, mechanics, etc. Nowadays, they all just stand around talking about the latest AA issues instead of watching the game!

One of the dads is a 777 pilot. I believe he got demoted to flying a smaller jet, and he has sold two of his newer vehicles and opted for used ones.

Lots of AA presence in the mid-cities area, and you can look down the street of any neighborhood and see the realtor signs on just about every other house!

Sure hope things pick up soon!
2009 ML350 (84K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (71K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (124K) - My daily driver
2012 Mustang V6 (60K) - Daughter's car
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Old 05-16-2003, 10:21 AM
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Not much different up in the telecom corridor of Richardson/Plano, really. You should see all the for sale signs. Home prices seem to be steady, but not much is moving.

Anyone want to have a pissing contest? At my employer we've laid off 65% (not a typo) of our employees since spring of 2000. Things are a bit more steady these days, thankfully.

- JimY
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