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Old 03-21-2010, 01:29 AM   #1
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No more Camry

We did not want to be left out of all the new car purchases. Actually found something today.

That is all. Pics and details tomorrow.

The S.O. seems to love it.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
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A used Prius you bought from some guy named Sikes?
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:14 AM   #3
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Wow! Do I see a hint in your "carmudgeonly ride" info?
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:52 PM   #4
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Wow! Do I see a hint in your "carmudgeonly ride" info?

I noticed that too.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:23 PM   #5
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So yeah long story short. We were out yesterday and decided to take the Camry to the car wash for the first time in forever. (see how much we liked it.)

We were only out running some errands and decided to stop by the local Porsche dealer just for shits and giggles. Well we ended up taking home this 06 C55 they had on the lot.

Talk about out of the blue decisions. We saw it and the first thing that struck us was the odd fun color. Its weird in different lights. Some gray, some green, some hints of blue. Kind of cool and I had never seen it before. So we asked about it and got the keys.

Super clean inside and out. The inside esp looks like new. Has most everything. Nav, heated seats, Harmon Kardon, rear shade etc. Only one small crease in the drivers lower bolster. One owner trade in on a new loaded Caymen. A 63yo doctor apparently.

The outside has a scratch on the lower front apron from maybe a curb. Cant see it unless you look for it and maybe three small door dings the dentless guy can take care of. Not even any curb rash on the rims.

So I know, boring automatic Merc right.

Well then you start it and hear the 5.4 liter. Umm ok lets go for a test drive. To my surprise having never driven one, this thing has balls. The torque is addicting. The auto in manual mode is entertaining enough and the ride even came across as stiff. Who would have guessed for a Merc. Well sorted in the few cloverleafs I tackled.

So back to the dealer and 6 hours later the Camry was gone and this came home. The S.O. likes autos better so its a good fit. I actually enjoy driving it to so for and for the price we got it seemed like a no brainer.

One funny note. The S.O. turned had turned off the traction control and forgot. We were making a right into traffic at a red and at the point of pulling out got a little ambitious on the throttle. The tail came out and surprised us both. Freaky as shit at first but then we both laughed. It's definitely not the Camry and you don't have to floor it to merge. Esp with the TC off.

All for now. Very happy.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:34 PM   #6
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nice, first merc on this forum?
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:41 PM   #7
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nice, first merc on this forum?
I think so. Not much love for them here.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:51 PM   #8
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Congrats! Looks like we have some spring car-buying fever here lately.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:37 PM   #9
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nice, first merc on this forum?
No - I had a 420SEL earlier - but sold it.
http://forums.carmudgeons.com/showthread.php?t=8996

Might be the only one around here now though.

Nice C-class.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:02 PM   #10
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No - I had a 420SEL earlier - but sold it.
http://forums.carmudgeons.com/showthread.php?t=8996

Might be the only one around here now though.

Nice C-class.
Thanks Lip and sorry I forgot about the 420. Now that you mention it, I think FC had a 190 right?
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