Don’t know if it was a good idea or not, but I did end up buying a new car. It’s a Lincoln LS. I’m excited about it, but I’m not excited about having a car payment again. Basically, it came down to, before I get so many miles on the Mercedes that nobody would want it, I’d better sell it.
Besides the payments, I’m sort of freaking out because I talked to a buddy this morning who said the model of Mercedes that I have is the same model in Germany that is used for taxis. He said I could probably get 500K miles on it and it’d still run fine. The whole reason for getting a new car was I thought mine was getting too old. To hear that it probably could have gone on for 4 times as long is concerning.
There are perks to the new car though. Fewer miles, newer model, in dash navigation, and a multi-disk changer in the front of the car instead of in the trunk. Really, a new car is enough to get anyone excited. It’s the whole idea of did I NEED a car right now that I’m struggling with. Money is tight for everyone and according to analysts, it’s not going to get better very quickly. Should I have just stuck it out? Who knows.
This purchase is interesting because I bought it of Ebay. I have not driven it or seen it in person. I’m not even picking it up to test it out. It is being delivered to me next week sometime. While these things make me nervous, I think the anxiety I have over it sort of adds to the excitement.
So, now the hard part. I need to sell the Mercedes. I think it’d be a great car for a new driver. It’s in great shape. It’s safe, dependable, and what kid wouldn’t love a Mercedes to be his first car?
Here is some info on it:
1999 Mercedes-Benz E-320
Multi-disk CD changer
Power seats, window, doors, and mirrors
Dual memory seats
Dual climate control
Power rear window blind
I’m asking $7,800 for it. But I’m open to negotiations.
If anyone knows someone looking for a dependable, sharp looking car, please let them know about this one. I only have 30 days to sell it before I have to purchase insurance on both cars.