Date registered: Jul 2005
Vehicle: R107 300SL; 1990 500SL (R129);2001 R170 230SLK
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RE: Why did you buy a Mercedes Benz?
For me Daimler Benz represented the epitome of engineering integrity; the triumph of substance over style. In Daimler Chrysler I do not think that has been the case but with Hubbert gone and it`s customers demanding improved quality perhaps things will change.
Nevertheless we will not see the likes of the W108/9s,W116s,W123s,W126s,W124s,W201s,W140s or R107s again.
Daimler Benz is dead and with it died an approach to car-making that is unlikely to be resurrected.
I drive a W140 and own an R107 and whilst the S500 is an awesome vehicle there is an abiding sense of absolute quality in the older car that the S Class cannot match.