Well, I'm done. Stick a fork in me. That just happened.
I was seduced.
2007 Mercedes SLK-280. Power retractable hard top. 3L V6. 6 speed. 40k miles.
Incredibly fun to drive. It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but I got what I consider to be a good deal. In the end, I liked this one the best, so I bought it.
Besides its sedanhood, the BMW also displayed a known "metallic ticking" engine defect. Apparently, you have to get it fixed under warranty or it's $4,000 for a new head. BMW is saying that it's not really a problem, but they're still fixing it under warranty. Hmmm. Don't want me a ticking engine.