: Forgive me, for I have sinned...



Elvis
02-09-03, 08:55 PM
Thursday, the wife's Volvo died on her in a parking lot. I thought it was the alternator, but it turned out to just be a corroded battery cable. It was snowing, 30 degrees, and nighttime. I did my best, but I couldn't get it home without headlights.

Anyway, the Volvo dealer picked up her car the next day, I loaned her mine, and I've been driving my father's "spare" 1995 Mercedes S420.

It has 116,000 miles on it. It's white with grey leather interior. He bought it new in January of 1995. Mom drove it for two years, then he drove it for two years. It's been mostly sitting in the garage waiting for special occasions because he likes SUV's.

After only one day, I told him how much I loved the car. He said I could have one for around $10,000. An hour later I called him back to ask him if he was looking for an offer. He said no. The car's not for sale. It only made me want it more.

I haven't owned a RWD car since 1991. I miss the feather-touch steering wheel feel. I miss the smooth ride that a 124-inch wheelbase and 235/60/16 tires give you. I absolutely LOVE bun warmers. I miss thermostat-controlled heat. I miss power seats with lumbar support. These seats move in something like TWELVE different directions. ALL the windows have the "express" up and down feature.

When you close the doors, you just barely let them latch and some kind of a vacuum system sucks them in flush. When you put the car in reverse, these two little antennae pop up on the corners of the back fenders to give you a "reference point" in your side view mirrors. I don't have a CLUE how that's supposed to help, but it sure does look cool!

The headlights have their own wipers that come on when you hit the windsheild washers. The radio has a weather band. Passengers in the back seat have their own lighted makeup mirrors. If they choose to use their headrests, there's a button you can push on the console to make the rear headrests lay back down.

I've gotta get rid of this riceboy racer I've been driving. It's time to get over the midlife crisis. I'm almost 40, dammit, I want shameless luxury. I want total isolation from the road, the wind, the fact that I'm driving 80 mph. I want it to feel like I'm sitting in my living room.

That's how good this car feels. It's virtually a barcalounger on wheels.

Katshot
02-09-03, 09:14 PM
And you're telling this to a Cadillac forum why?

Devil_concours
02-09-03, 11:59 PM
i thought our cads have all of the things listed above except for RWD.
feather light steering, good supporting powerseat that moves in every direction you can think of. Lumbar support, heated seats.

kcnewell
02-10-03, 12:01 AM
You already know what I'm gonna say! GET A CADILLAC!......God, I'm SO predictable!

BeelzeBob
02-10-03, 08:21 AM
The Mercedes does have a few nice features.. Especially the doors that close automatically.. Other than that, I think the Caddy's have all of that nowadays.. I would imagine it to be more expensive to repair the Mercedes..

The Mercedes of late has been having some problems - but 1995 is probably still fine.. When it comes to a forum dedicated to luxury cars, there's always going to be mention of the competition.. Cadillac lacks in a few aspects - but they're really on the right track. I'm going to buy a Cadillac because I'd like to own one when I buy my first brand-new one down the road..

Hopefully, this forum can be an eye-opener for many people to realize that Cadillacs are great automobiles.. As long as Cadillac keeps improving on what's already really great, we'll see less and less people dreaming about other cars in time... :)

When it all comes down to it, you have to buy what you like.. A 1995 Mercedes S420 sounds nice to me...

Elvis
02-10-03, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by Katshot
And you're telling this to a Cadillac forum why?

The title of the thread is "Forgive me for I have sinned..."

I still want a Caddy. In order to get a Mercedes in my price range, I'd have to accept one with 70,000 miles and six years old or more.

I can get a three year old Caddy with less than 30,000 miles on it for that.

But the Benz sure is nice for now.

BeelzeBob
02-10-03, 02:08 PM
Can't deny that.. My friend had one with air conditioned seats.. It's just kinda cool...

elwesso
02-10-03, 05:28 PM
Pun intended.....

Stoneage_Caddy
06-25-05, 12:46 AM
2 years later elvis buys a expedition .....

since we are being all nostalgic today i decidded to drag this bad boy back out

Ralph
06-25-05, 12:58 AM
I'm confused!!! Doesn't this thread already exist?? :sneaky:

Boombotz
06-25-05, 01:09 AM
I thought I was seeing double only on two lines. It bugged me out for a second.

Elvis
06-25-05, 08:39 AM
Yeah, I've done a lot of sinning in the past two years.

It's funny how I spent all this time in a Cadillac forum, went from wanting a Mercedes, to a Caddy, to a Lincoln, then bought a Ford.

I still love old Cadillacs and plan to get one someday soon. My thinking is late-70's, early-80's. I like the 65-66 models also.

Playdrv4me
06-25-05, 08:49 AM
Well you made a good choice :thumbsup:

michael96
06-25-05, 09:32 AM
Hey Stoneage,

your Billet Grill looks sooo HOT. Mine will be installed this week. Love the way that looks !!!

adam_mcd
06-25-05, 03:27 PM
dont get a 80s cadillac...engines ugh...body..ugh.

get a 75-79 anything besides seville and eldo and you're set. you want a living room on wheels...this is it.