A danger inherent to this profession is the possibility of getting “hooked”. Like the best drug dealers, whose mantra is “Never get high on your own supply”; we do well to comply. Unfortunately, in the rarefied strata of our area of expertise, the temptations are great and we have to constantly remind ourselves test cars eventually go away.
Every now and then though, a car comes along that’s so good, we let our guards down just a little bit, and that’s when it happens. Like a socially inept choirboy experiencing a strip club for the first time, we wind up thoroughly enamored, having been seduced by the charms of a ride that won’t ever be our bride.
And so it was with considerably regret, we returned “our” Mercedes-Benz CL550 4MATIC test car after its evaluation period.
May we have moment of silence while the separation anxiety subsides please?