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I Checked The Value Of My Car On Kelley Blue Book And Now I'm Sad

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In case you didn’t catch the mood from the headline, the news wasn’t good.

I went on Kelley Blue Book and looked up my car—a 2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG—and was told that it’s worth around $5,400. Don’t ask me why I did this.


And now I am really quite sad. I knew those things depreciated like mad, but still, I wasn’t ready for the shock and subsequent crushing despair that followed.

Do you know what that means? That means the cost of parking her in the city for two years already costs more than she does. Fuck.


That’s like paying more in rent than you’re worth, whatever that number might be.

I guess it’s okay, because my car makes me happy, and you can’t put a price on happiness.

Why did I have to look? Why do I always have to look?

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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Tom McParland

Ready for even more depressing news? KBB is typically way over inflated when it comes to trade in values so if you took it to a dealer, they will probably offer you a bit less than $5400.

But don’t fret! Given that it is an AMG, you may get $5400 or better if you tried to sell it on BaT or eBay or something.

Now here is the best news of all, you aren’t paying a car payment AND insane parking fees. The modern equivalent would be a C450 AMG which would set you back around $700/mo for a lease...and you wouldn’t even own it!