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………


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.
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!