Did you get the automobile to impress others or for your own enjoyment?
If the latter, then you need not be concerned about book value, as its value
to you is what counts. It can continue to make your heart race for years yet
to come, always transporting you in stylish, timeless elegance with pizzazz.
Ten, twenty, thirty years old or more, it makes no difference: a reasonably
cared-for SL remains a thing of beauty. And yes: the fun-factor also lives
Unless you go for a true classic (which are fun to drive but often
hellacious to maintain), most vehicles are not investments but depreciating
assets. You already took the hit on this, so you may as well sit back and
relax (this assumes you had the wherewithal to purchase the car without
going into debt or taking out a note).
Life is a journey, enjoy the ride!
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