So get specific already
In one of my infamous Vents, I made reference to a "$90k ... automotive toy," which prompted Mike to pick one of his own and perhaps suggest between the lines that I ought to do the same.
The stipulation being that you must use the vehicle for at least five years, and you forfeit any balance of the $90K not used to purchase the car.
Let's contemplate, say, a Mercedes-Benz CLS500, base price $64,900. Add the following gewgaws:
- 321 AMG Sport Package $4,950
- 326 Premium Package $3,650
- 219 Distronic Active Cruise Control $3,130
- 317 Comfort Package $1,500
- 530 DVD COMAND Navigation $1,240
- 319 Lighting Package (w/cornering fog lights) $1,220
- 022 Sirius Satellite Radio $699
- 819 6-Disc CD Changer $430
- R66 Mercedes Extended Run Flat Tires $200
Add $775 destination charge and $1300 Federal gas-guzzler tax and we're looking, before tag, title and whatever, at $83,994.
I might also point out that $17,019, the total price of the optional equipment on this particular Benz, exceeds the price I paid for my current car, which is, um, five years old.
Posted at 7:24 PM to Driver's Seat
Distronic cruise control -$3130!? I had to look that up.
"Example you set the Cruise at 90km/h, some car cuts you off doing 70km/h the distronic sense the obstacle in front of you and adjusts the speed accordingly, it even brakes the speed down if necessary the Distronic have access to 20% of the brakes potential and can save many situations but its not idiot proof.
Sheesh!! I take it you didn't have enough money left over for Distronic steering control.
Actually, this is probably a little more gee-whiz than I wanted, but I figured the next owner would probably wonder how come I cheaped out. :)
I have exactly one gee-whiz feature on my current car: the center air vents oscillate. Takes passengers by surprise, on those rare occasions when I have passengers.