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    Exploring the Origins of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    Last updated 4 years ago

    As with many legends, Mercedes-Benz began with humble origins. The Mercedes-Benz lineup now ranges from high-performance supercars to premium crossovers, but the midsize E-Class remains one of its most popular models. This brief video clip explores the history behind the E-Class.

    At the start of it all was the 1936 260D, which was one of the world’s first passenger cars to utilize a diesel engine. Further powertrain refinements lead to the “Ponton” which, much like the current E-Class, served as a widely popular taxicab due to its durability. Several iconic models such as the “Fintail,” the “Stroke-8,” and the “Wedge” soon followed, eventually culminating in the modern “E-Class” design in 2003.

    Mercedes-Benz continues to make history with a long lineup of world-class vehicles, and you may be able to have your very own used luxury car for less than you think. Just visit or call (214) 736-8557 to inquire about our current offers.

    Mercedes-Benz & Interior Sounds

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Check out this video from Mercedes-Benz to learn more about how Mercedes-Benz considers what you hear while driving your luxury vehicle:

    If you’re looking for a used luxury car with a well-maintained interior, come to Texas Cars Direct. We offer a wide range of used luxury cars, including Mercedes-Benz. Be sure to check out our website at to see our inventory before you stop by. Call us at (214) 736-8557 for more information.

    A Brief History of Texas Cars Direct

    Last updated 4 years ago

    For over 30 years, Dallas-area drivers looking to buy luxury vehicles at a great value have turned to Texas Cars Direct. We have established a solid reputation in our community and around the country by providing excellent service and selling only the best luxury performance vehicles with clean titles and certified vehicle history reports. For a quick look at the history that makes Texas Cars Direct who we are, read on.

    Pete Bulban, the founder of Texas Cars Direct, has been in the business of buying and selling cars since he was only a teenager. After buying a Mustang in 1977 with money borrowed from his parents and selling it for nearly twice as much, he realized he was onto something.

    In a few short years, Bulban had made a business of the process, hunting down underpriced cars, paying cash for them, and selling them for a profit. One big break came when Bulban became the top resource for a local dealership looking to offload Saabs. He would buy them for about $5,000, drive them up to Maine or Massachusetts, sell them for a $2,000 profit, and fly home. This deal was bringing in as much as $10,000 a month.

    Next, Bulban made a connection at an auction in St. Louis. A representative from Jaguar Credit offered $1,000 to cover expenses if Bulban bought 11 or more Jags. To Bulban’s surprise, the representative meant $1,000 per vehicle. To make things even better, he sold his first 11 Jaguars in three days and found similar success with hundreds more Jaguars in the following four months.

    In 2001, Bulban changed the name of his company from Texas Mustang Sales to, keeping pace with an increasingly web-based economy. An acute awareness of the economy helped Texas Cars Direct thrive in the recent recession. In 2008 and 2009, the company made nearly $85 million selling pre-owned luxury vehicles that often came from leases that ended or were cancelled during those lean economic years.

    Teas Cars Direct has continued to prosper thanks to sound business principles and a dedication to providing customers with a great value. If you are interested in buying a pre-owned luxury vehicle at a surprisingly affordable price, call us at (214) 736-8557.

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    When to Say Goodbye to Your Old Vehicle

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Cars have an incredible impact on our daily lives, and it’s easy to grow attached to a vehicle that has served you for a number of years. Unfortunately, most cars just can’t go on forever. Take a look at this short guide to see it it’s time to let your car go and move on to a new one.

    When it needs massive repairs

    Engine seizures and serious transmission problems can render a car a total loss. If your car has suffered a major system failure like this, it’s time to move on.

    When maintenance costs add up

    Some cars don’t run into big issues, but slowly chip away at your maintenance budget with smaller problems. When you are spending on repairs every month or two, consider the benefits of simply buying a new vehicle.

    When you need better fuel economy

    With high gas prices, commutes can be extremely costly. If your car was built when fuel economy was of little concern, you may save yourself a lot of financial stress by letting it go.

    If you’re ready to let one car go and get into another, come to Texas Cars Direct. Our pre-owned luxury vehicles are an amazing value and will easily offer the comfort and performance you need. To learn more, call (214) 736-8557.

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