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A few years back my wife became disabled and the sudden loss of income caused our financial world to collapse. We hired an attorney to file bankruptcy but then decided to follow the Dave Ramsey plan instead. I made a deal with my wife that if we sacrificed, stuck to the budget and paid off all our debt I would get to pay cash for a sports car.

We will be totally debt free by Christmas. So next year I am going to get my car, and that car will be a SLK (170). The time I spend here keeps me motivated to stick to the tight budget. So I am getting quite a bit from the forum, and don't even own a Mercedes.
 

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:tu:Congratulations on your plan and follow through. The light at the end of the tunnel is near. Enjoy that special SLK.
 

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Welcome from NE England. Well done with your plan, and good luck with your search.
 

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Well Done!

. . . and Welcome from the North Coast of California . . . just got my SLK 230 a month ago . . . really do enjoy the Kompressor (Supercharger). When you get yours I am sure you and your wife will enjoy many night drives with the top down cruising in the country side . . . full moon, quite night . . . plan on it!
 

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im very well aquainted with the master dave! i bought my slk32 for 8000$ less than the asking price because of the power of cash. let me know if i can help in any way
 

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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. And congrats on staying on plan. You will be glad you did by December.
 

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Congrats and glad you are here!

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Welcome and great work on being a fiscally responsible unit of society.
 

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Thanks for all the encourageemnt!

SoCalSLKDude, it won't let me reply to PMs yet (not enough posts) but thanks for the info you sent.

Following the Financial Peace plan has made a world of difference in our life, and our marriage.
 

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Welcome from Phoenix i love Dave,s advise. That is the reason why i drive an 99 r170 with 54k on the clock. Sorry to hear about your wife. Hope all is well as it can be. Now do not listen to them rich Slk Drivers here on this side yup they poke fun at us because we just drive an R170. Not an R171/172 or Amg keep in mind them fancy Slk Drivers started out most likely in an R170 they just don,t like to remember. LOL No matter what Slk you will buy i be shure you have many smiles and miles down the Road. Life is too short to worry about a Trunk Patch that reads Slk 55 Amg. Buy what makes you happy and gives you and your wife plenty of smiles miles going down the road.
 

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Welcome from SoCal. Great story. Wish the best for you and your wife.
 
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