Kelly Blue Book is around $4500, so you probably figured how that compares to the retainer or not. I don't know, it's 13-years old with 175K . it will need repairs because stuff wears out . and Mercedes part are crazy expensive. Been there, done that.

A while back I leased my Audi A4 . what was really nice about that deal is the upkeep was tires and brakes. Everything else was covered. Free oil changes, maintenace and repairs. The lease becomes a business expense so its a write-off . might be worth looking into. New cars are like crack. grin