It is Friday, so time for another edition of Daily Turismo's Coffee Brake, where the coffee is an emergency and the brake is full of beans. Tomorrow is St Valentine's Day, so it is time to scour the internet for acceptable rides for the loved on in your life. Let's cap the budget at $10k to keep it interesting.
For my wife, I'd pick this 2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 that has been modified to look Fordish, offered for $7,500 on craigslist. Before you ask me if I'm trying to get out of my marriage, I'd like to explain something about my wife. She is a terrific person who needs a large car for hauling our kids, but won't be caught driving a luxury car -- first because of a perception of costly quality issues, but also because she abhors the idea of looking pretentious. This S500 solves those issues by looking like something you live in down by the river, but at the same time is reliable, safe, and large enough for multiple car seats. Seems like a winner.
What would you get for your sweetie? Comments below.