We won this a 1990 Mercedes Turbo Diesel with 120,000 miles on Ebay earlier this week and finally picked it up on Thurday evening in Ventura. When I told everyone at our Young Women's camp preparation activity on Wednesday that we won a car on Ebay that we plan on eventually converting to running on waste vegetable oil, they laughed hysterically. I was a little irked because everyone started teasing me so badly. The girls called me "Sister Crisco" and said they were going to find our car and paint it to look like a "hippie-mobile." The leaders said they would call me when they used their deep fryers. Yes, it's different, but I don't think it's that funny. I told them, "You may think its funny now, but when I save thousands of dollars from not buying gas, who'll be laughing then, huh?" This is taking being cheap to a whole new level.
This was the second car we have purchased on Ebay. Unfortunately, the transaction didn't run as smoothly as when we got the Explorer. When we went to pay for the car, we discovered that everything worked well, except for the air conditioning. Since the seller didn't represent this in his listing, we talked him down $1,000, which meant we got the car for $4,600. Other than that though, it's nice for a 17 year old "old lady" car. Once we get the air conditioning repaired it will be lovely.