Your life would be 1/5 as complicated if only you hadn't married.

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:58 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> I currently have three vehicles and I want to eliminate some.
>
> I have:
>
> 2000 BMW 740iL 227,xxx miles
>
> 2001 BMW 740iL Sport 131,000 miles
>
> 1992 Ford F-150 148,000
>
> I am considering a few scenarios.
>
> First, sell all three vehicles (or trade in two of them and sell the
> other) and get one vehicle that meets all my needs.
>
> Second, sell the 01 BMW and the truck and keep the 00 BMW and drive it
> until the wheels fall off.
>
> Third, sell the 01 BMW, and keep the truck and the 00 BMW.
>
> Considerations:
>
> The 2000 740iL runs great. Its very comfortable. In fact, I think it is
> more comfortable than the 01. But, it has 227K miles and needs a rear
> bumper (has a big crack and chunk missing from the bottom). It isn't worth
> much with the miles. It is still a very clean car. It has the security
> glass windows that are starting to delaminate a little, so it looks like I
> have fog inside two of the windows. It doesn't bother me much. It is my
> daily driver.  If I tried to sell the car, it wouldn't bring much and is
> probably worth more to me to just drive it.
>
> The 01 740iL is a beautiful car in Royal Rot and it is a sport with the
> staggered M-Par wheels and great looking sand colored interior. It is a
> very nice car, but in the time I have had it, 3 of the power windows have
> screwed up. I think I need the replacement metal wheels for the regulators.
> The regulators are still going up and down but the windows don't move. It
> also has the trifecta (ABS, Traction, etc) lights on. I do not know if it
> is the one wheel speed sensor that has not been replaced yet or if its the
> ABS box (whatever it is called). The suspension is excellent (front and
> rear) as everything has been replaced by the previous owner or me in the
> last 20,000 miles. This car still has pretty good value. But, in order to
> sell it for what it is really worth, I am going to have to at least fix the
> three windows.
>
> 1992 Ford F-150 XLT. Its super clean and rust free and runs great. Has 4
> new tires, and I used it a couple months ago to tow a trailer and 4,000
> pound car on a 600 mile trip and it impressed the hell out of me and had no
> trouble. I rarely use it, but it is always handy to have a truck. Its V8
> 2wd regular cab. Runs great, but needs a compressor for the a/c. Here's the
> snag on it. I bought it a few years ago, and I can't find the title. In
> fact, I couldn't find the title when I tried to register it the first time.
> So, I will have to get the small dealer I bought it from to apply for lost
> title and then get it from him. Not a big deal, I just haven't done it yet.
>
> I have 5 kids. But, 3 of them are grown and have their own kids. We go and
> visit the other kids and grandkids pretty frequently. It is a four hour
> drive one way. We usually take my 00 BMW. But, sometimes we have to bring a
> couple extra kids. 5 people in the 7 series isn't bad, but it gets crowded
> quick and I am wondering about a big SUV. I don't really care about gas
> mileage for my daily driver because my office is 5 miles from my house and
> I put less than 15,000 miles on my cars in a year.
>
> Don Snook
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