Date registered: Mar 2003
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I'm not going to "praise Allah" for Dieter Zetche until I see results. Mercedes needs to have a willingness to reduce costs, pare down their production lines, and focus on quality. I've seen the condoning of just the opposite.
I don't care if he has that walrus mustache with a vocally crude approach to the media. Deliver the goods. He needs to prove himself!
Mercedes does NOT need arrogance, it needs to admit its mistakes and work to correct them.
Such comments as stated in one of the concept autoshows portrayed in R+T. When he was asked about what may have caught his interest at the show other than the Chrysler exhibit, his answer was "The Men's Room". Now either he is actually a homosexual, or he was being downright arrogant.
I'm still waiting for a replacement block for my 3.5 liter diesel that is now junk thanks to faulty MB engineering.
Right now, those who are in love with MB, IMHO are brain-washed into believing their cars are something their not. Only 20 years later, the valuations of these vehicles will be inline with Kia Rios for equivalence.
While many complain about their 15 - 30 year old W116, W126, W123, W124 cars riding hard, handling poorly, and running rough. And that on such a basis, the new cars are superior in every way. We must remember these cars are several decades old. Sure time allows advances in safety and performance. But how many of you have taken a brand new W124 and lined it up with a W211? How about a brand new W126 to a W220? There is no comparison.
Drive them back to back, and you'll find out why the Mercedes S-Class used to sell for a base price of $51,000 in 1987. Equivalent to $90K in today's market.
People used to buy these cars, and after several years submit a survey to JD Powers signaling Mercedes-Benz as having the best quality until 1991 of any car made for their price.
That's very impressive.