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Showing posts from November, 2011

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz

The ultimate driving machine, my BMW, has been giving me second thoughts about continuing our ultimate long lasting love affair that we have shared. Just like any relationship, when it is good, it can be fabulous. But when it goes bad, you want to walk away, leaving the door wide open and never look back.

There is nothing like the feel of the BMW jet engine when accelerating to pass another car, merge onto the freeway, or just kick it up a notch when you need an adrenaline rush. I know for sure that my BMW has saved me from several "almost" accidents by it's superb handling. But what is really starting to bother me is the money put out for the upkeep. I had resigned myself to dishing out the necessary $190 for an oil change (synthetic oil and all) even when witnessing my daughter write a check for a $37 oil change for her Honda. Many times I have considered trading my car in for an American or Japanese model to save on maintenance costs. But it is hard to part with…