I May Be Nuts – Passing on a $31,000 S600 V12 Unicorn

2009 s600 $30,998 50K

This car surfaced on 10/27 and within the hour I had it on hold.  At my local CarMax no less.  Saw it and loved it.  Flawless, with “Designo” interior.  Every feature you could ever want.  Night vision.  Distronic.  V12.  0-60 in 4.5 seconds.   Has all three levels of options.  One owner.  Was over $150,000 new and selling for $30,998.  The MaxCare warranty is below.  It’s also reasonable.  Could be out the door for $40,000.   BUT I decided it’s huge (it’s long wheel base model) and too much like Guenther, the S55 I sold.  So back in the market for a sports car.  But if nobody buys this by Monday maybe………

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Five Quick Hits! BMW 650, CTS V, MX-5, Shelby, and a Corvette.

2006 Miata $13599 34k
Not sure if I’m most surprised by the price or the stupid low miles.  Yes it’s an automatic, but cute and cheap.

The CarMax Link – 2006 Miata

2007 CTS V Sedeqn $25,998 27k
This is a rare one!  Ten year old 400hp CTS V Sedan with driven less than $2,700 miles yearly.   

The CarMax Link – 2007 CTS V

2008 Mustang Shelby GT500 $27,998 47k
A 500hp beast for under $28,000!  Mileage is still low at 6,000 yearly.

The CarMax Link – 2008 Shelby GT500

2008 Corvette $28,998 9k
9,000 Miles? Why don’t these people drive their cars????!!!!

The CarMax Link – 2008 Corvette

2007 BMW 650 CiC $18,998 39k
Less than $20,000 for a BMW 650.  Horsepower a little low for me but a helluva lot of fun for the price and low miles.

The CarMax Link – 2007 BMW 650 CiC

Uber Unicorns Choices – Two Dozen Great CarMax Lyfts for $20,000 …..or So

If I needed a decent, unusual, reliable, or unreliable but cool car with a great warranty to go into business for über or Lyft, I would choose from this batch.   Welcome thoughts.

Land Rover and Jaguar XF
Big and Rich.  Your pickups will feel like celebrities in these V8 powered classy cars from the UK.
Mercedes
A pair of Mercedes – the E350 at $16k and it will last forever – S550 is pricey but oh so luxurious!
Audi and S550 72000 mi
White Knights – A pair of 72,000 mile German sedans – V6 and V8 powered.  
STS Town Car
Something more traditional? Big American sedans at a bargain price.
Marquis and Crown Vic - Bench Seats
Grandpa Uber – Big ol’ bench seat sedans! – Marquis and Crown Vic cousins.
Slow but Smart Impala Choices
Slow, but Impalas nonetheless.  The LT looks cop car.  The LS really well equipped (but a 4 cyl!)
Uber XL - SUV
Back to Big – A pair of XL’s.  The Hummer would be the baddest über ever.
Toyotas Big and Small
Toyotas Big and Small – Owned an Avalon once and loved it.  The Matrix makes sense.
Low Mileage - Regal and 300
Stupid low miles – beautiful baby Buick and a cheap Chrysler with a little 6 cylinder.
Sensible - Honda Accord and S80
Sensible Cars – a Volvo and Honda good for another 150,000 miles!
Acura TL and Genesis
Oddballs – Nobody knows what an RL is (they’re nice) or that Genesis’ are so luxurious.
Cooper and Sable
The cutest, a Mini, and the mysterious, a Mercury for $11k and less than 4,000 miles a year!