BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: MB 230S '78., MB 500SE '85.,Renault 18 1.4 TL '82.
Location: Vinkovci, Croatia ( eastern Croatia )
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What kind of people drive Mercedes in USA?
I am from Europe, precisely Croatia and I always wanted to know what kind of people drive Mercedeses there?
For example, in Croatia W123 are mostly driven by farmers and gypsiesand in 99% of the cases we are talking about diesel models ( something like Ford F-150, from the '60 in USA. At least that is what we can see in american movies ). W210 is driven mostly by the bussinesmen that don't have enough money for a new Mercedes.
New S class ( model before 2006 model ) is also very common, for example in my city ( population cca 35 000 ). We are talking about a couple of dosen of these cars. This model is mostly driven by the people that have more money.
ML and SL models are also pretty common.
And W124 is very common, too.
What I'm also interested in, is Mercedse looked as a status symbol in America? If you drive W123, do people look at you as if you are stylish, rich.. Or are they like in Croatia, farmer and gypsy cars? Does an average family in America own a Mercedes of any kind, can they afford it?
So any kind of insight about this, I would apreciatte.
Best regards, Anton