Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
New addition to the family (No - not another Ferrari!)
Marni had a Nissan XTerra and it was a good car but didn't get great gas mileage. Here we are, we got 5 cars, 4 of them are 4WD and one is a Ferrari. We need a good daily driver for her, one that gets good gas mileage (she put 60k miles on her XTerra in 2 years). I was thinking a VW Jetta TDI and we drove one, nice car but it was a standard, she wants an automatic. We drove the Honda Civic Hybrid, again, nice car but in 8 years it needs $2,000 worth of batteries. So I said "What do you want?" She said "I Always wanted a Mercedes". So we went online to the local dealer and he had 3 diesel cars. We drove down and he had 1 left.
We ended up driving home in it. A '99 E-300 Turbo Diesel sedan. I guess you can still get diesel MB's in Europe but in the US the '99 is the last year they were available. Awesome car! Drives like a gas-powered V-8 but gets 36 mpg!
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
"Time is what prevents everything from happening all at once."