It’s the same price, $34,888. But I don’t like the colour – silver.
The other contender is right here in Perth, a 2009 CLK350:
The one for sale is steel grey in colour and it’s $40,000. And it’s an AMG model, their extra sporty bits model.
My head says the local 2009 CLK350 is the much better buy. It’s three years younger, with much lower mileage and being sold by a Mercedes dealer.
But my heart still wants the 2 door CL500 in Sydney. It’s a bigger, heavier car, much more mechanically complex, but soooo much more luxo, more prestigious, more sporty, more “showing my good taste”. If only it wasn’t silver!
It’s a delicious quandary to be in. I don’t have to do anything, of course. No pressure. Just yum, yum.
I’m writing all this at 3.30am. My sleeping has gone haywire. I went to sleep at about 1030pm as usual and dropped off very easily, but woke again at 11.50pm and couldn’t get back to sleep. The main problem is severe itching in my legs. It’s diabetic nerve pain and nothing seems to help except getting up and using the Circulation Booster. I feel OK, but I’ll need to sleep in the daytime, and that will upset tomorrow night, and so it goes on. This erratic sleeping is not good for your health.