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It’s hard to not get attached to our cars. We spend so much time in them after all. It can feel strange to pull into a car dealership and know you’re going to leave in a different car.
If you’ve got an extra car or two just laying around, you’ve probably thought about selling them. Working as a private seller isn’t easy, but what else are you going to do? It’s not like you can have a dealership sell your car for you.
There’s a reason that people are jealous of the people behind the wheels of a Porsche or a Mercedes. Luxury vehicles are something everyone aspires to own one day. Who wouldn’t want to feel like a movie star for a day?
Finding the right used luxury model for your budget can prove to be a seriously rewarding experience – after all, there’s really nothing better than finding a top-tier product that fits comfortably with your current financial situation. Here at Freeman Motors, we’re proud to offer some of the best cars and SUVs in their respective classes, and now, it’s easier than ever to get rewarded for any purchase that you make with us. Come with us today to learn more about our recently-announced Section 179 Vehicle Deduction Incentives at Freeman Motor Company! (more…)
Porsche is a name that carries weight throughout the automotive world, no matter how you pronounce it. Either way, you can expect exceptional quality from every Porsche model. What if you had the chance to drive one of the excellent vehicles at a lower price? Luckily, here at Freeman Motor Company, we have an excellent selection of used Porsche models for you to browse through! Read more about used Porsche Vehicles Near Portland, OR!
Maserati. That name rings bells all throughout the automotive world. This Italian automaker is known for crafting stellar and luxurious vehicles. Each Maserati is crafted to perfection, and that is why they are world renowned. What if you had the chance to drive one of these beauties? Luckily, here at Freeman Motor Co., we have an excellent selection of Maserati vehicle for you to check out. Read more about used Maserati vehicles in Portland OR!
When you hear the name Audi, you think luxury and class. Luckily, each Audi model lives up to those expectations. Since the inception of this automotive manufacturer, Audi vehicles have been leaders in style, power, luxury, and affordability. Whether you are looking for a luxury sedan or SUV, Audi has a vehicle to satisfy anyone’s needs. Read more below to learn about used Audi vehicles in Portland OR!
Say we asked you to close your eyes and picture a luxury vehicle in your head. What kind of vehicle do you think would show up? If you answered “Mercedes-Benz,” you’re not alone. For generations, this iconic German automaker has led the industry in areas such as interior comfort, tech innovation, connectivity and power under the hood. Whether you’re looking for a high-quality sedan or SUV, feel free to check out our selection of used Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Portland OR. We have plenty of top-tier models on our lot that are sure to satisfy! (more…)
As a european car enthusiast and lucky to be in the car industry, one of my favorites is the Jaguar XFR-S.
Jaguars have always grabbed my attention, especially with the release of the XF. A Jaguar that actually has room in the back seats for family. The unique design screams luxury and has a very attractive price tag, making it feasible to own one. The only thing the XF was missing was the horsepower. Driving around BMW M5’s and Mercedes E63 AMG’s made me want the same out of the Jaguar. Then, my eyes were opened to the JAGUAR XFR-S. This is still the four door Jaguar XF that fits my entire family with three kids comfortable in the back. I have them glued to their seats with the incredible 550 Horsepower supercharged V8. Stepping on the gas makes me forget all about and AMG or any M series from BMW. The XFR-S has a distinct style, different from any normal Jaguar with it’s aggressive look. With black leather interior and a white exterior, this is my favorite color combination. The black exterior trim especially stands out with this beautiful polaris white paint. With amenities that put any ordinary car to shame, I get the ultimate in luxury. With the horsepower, vents, wheels and spoiler I fill my need for speed.
Marshall Zoerner, General Manager & Partner
Take pride in your ride, it could last forever
500k+ miles, counting
There is something to be said about a 26-year-old Mercedes-Benz with nearly 600k miles. In Terry Garland’s case, his recently retired 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E is one for the records.
Garland’s first Mercedes he owned was a 190 E “Baby Benz.” When the car reached 200k miles he says it became problematic. The size of the vehicle was not suiting his needs either. With an itch to upgrade, Garland would seek out his next Merc.
According to NADA Guides, the original MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price) for a 1989 300E 4-door sedan was $44,850.
My brother had convinced me the car would last a long time with routine maintenance, says Garland. At the time of it’s production, the 300 E or “W124” was known for being a high-mileage car and often times would proudly represent Mercedes-Benz high mileage badges on the grill.
The car was purchased in the early 1990s from former Don Rasmussen’s location in downtown Portland. Garland was the second owner and purchased the car with only 62k original miles.
Garland says outside of the aesthetically pleasing look of the car, the size of the boot is one thing he loved. Even with his recent upgrade to a 2014 C-Class, Garland says “I miss my old trunk!”
Used as a daily-driver with many trips to Seattle and the coast, Garland says the 300 E was a solid vehicle with no reoccurring issues. “Any time there was an issue, I got it fixed right away.”
Having all of his services done at MBI Motors in Portland, Garland says he knew he had a relic when he became acquainted with every tech at the shop. “I was religious with my maintenance.” He claimed to have had the oil-changed and regular tune-ups every 3k miles since he owned it.
The car still runs and drives, and Freeman Motor Company will donate it to Bob’s Auto Cafe. Bob’s is a non-profit which trains mechanics for the automotive industry. They use donated vehicles to learn, work on and then sell.
We would like to congratulate Mr. Garland on his newly purchased 2014 Mercedes C250 as well as thank him for his business and story.
When asked how he felt about trading the 300 E in, Garland replied, ““It served me well, and I will miss it.”
Pictured: Terry & Wife next to their new 2014 Mercedes-Benz C250