Mention a good thing 2006 Mercedes SLR McLaren. I̵
When Hilton bought her new car that day, she paid $ 463,000 for it. A newer buyer got it for the exceptional deal $ 180,000 (depreciation alone should have been a bad sign) … only to find that the service charges on it were, uh … huge.
The new buyer took the car in for an oil change and went out with his wallet $ 34,565 lighter, as:
- “A service,“Which is not specific and is listed for $ 2,105
- A new power steering pump, $ 2.22o
- A handlebar stand, $ 6,270
- A Mercedes turbine-shaped wheel to replace the curved one on the car, $ 1,899
- OEM battery replacement, $ 1,350
- Gas Doors, $ 2500
- Brake line mounts, $ 1,350
- Tire pressure monitoring sensors, $ 1700
- Brake caliper cooling ducts, $ 1,250
- Wipers, $ 105
- Wash nozzle, $ 500
- Gas cap binding, $ 100
- Tire fit container, $ 215
- Drain plug replacement $ 850
- Among other things
Oh, and you know how you have to change the brake at some point in the future if you, you know, drive a car? Yes. It’s going to cost at least another $ 20,000. That’s probably part of the reason it’s just been driven 21,000 miles.
Now, for over $ 30,000, you would not be able to buy another rare supercar. However, you can buy a new one base model Mercedes A-Class which will not only be cheaper up front, but which will probably also be cheaper to operate in the near future. Which the SLR camera will not be. Because it’s awful.
That said, I guess you can not appreciate sitting in the same cockpit as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears.