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Old 08-21-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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Not for sale but sold

I was at a dealership today looking at a Mercedes SLK 230.A gentleman came up and asked if I was trading my Boxster.I said I was just looking and he said everything is for sale and asked what I would sell my car for.Out of the clear blue I said $12,000 and he said sold.I was speechless.He gave me $1000 deposit and is coming Monday to pick up the car.Not intending to sell the car that was a deal I could not pass up.I'm slill speechless.I guess I will buy the SLK,a 2004 with 71000 miles on it.The reason I was looking at the SLK is it is an automatic and with my diabetes it is getting hard to shift with my bad feet.

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Old 08-21-2015, 04:59 PM   #2
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well, maybe...if it was a 98 with 140k miles, yeah - you killed it

A 2004 S with 60k miles, HE stole it...

Either way, congrats and enjoy the new car!
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I wish i could find a deal like that!
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:22 PM   #4
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Very cool story.

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well, maybe...if it was a 98 with 140k miles, yeah - you killed it

A 2004 S with 60k miles, HE stole it...

Either way, congrats and enjoy the new car!
As I recall he has a 1999 base in the 90,000 mile range.
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Congrats and good luck with your health.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:19 PM   #6
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Very cool story.



As I recall he has a 1999 base in the 90,000 mile range.

1999 with 69,000.The SLK is a 2004 with 71,000.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:56 PM   #7
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Why downgrade to a Mercedes? Why not just go with a Tip Boxster?
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Why downgrade to a Mercedes? Why not just go with a Tip Boxster?
My thoughts exactly. Plenty of Tips to choose from.
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great story
too bad you didn't say $14k

The SLK is a nice car, but it ain't no Boxster
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1999 with 69,000.The SLK is a 2004 with 71,000.
Yeah - fantastic deal!
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Why downgrade to a Mercedes? Why not just go with a Tip Boxster?
Yes, 1st gen SLK does not drive anything like a Boxster, better ride comfort though. Manual trans is terrible!

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