Originally Posted by MBLR
I love my Benny However I think some folks missunderstand that a car that has the cost a MB has that they won't have to do anything but get in and turn the key and away we go ..... worry about the lube job and oil change? naaa just drive it and thats where it comes back and bites because the service on a MB needs to be better than that along with it done correctly like not the Quick lube guys.... since a Benz is a more precission machine it has it's needs to be attended to for best results not like my Toyota truck where I beat the @*&T out of it and it still runs.
Disagree. With the cost of these cars, they should be SUPERIOR in terms of reliability. Why is it that a late gen Honda Accord is more reliable at a substantially lower price tag? Clearly the Honda doesn't feel like a benz nor does it have the prestige of a Benz, but its superior in terms of reliability.
In terms of more precision, that INCREASES reliability. This means that components are balanced and controlled in their operation, allowing them to operate with less stress.
I love the way my car feels and drives, but lets face it, a late gen Honda or Toyota is better in terms of reliablity and cost of ownership. For the most part, change the oil and put in gas.
IMHO, MB needs to get back to the basics, focusing on continuing to incrementally improve how the car drives & feels and much less on electrical gizmos and three sensors for each sensor on the car. This is a such thing as making a car overly complex and MB does that well.
To me, it's just a bs to say that because the car is expensive, it requires more maintenance. Someone forget to inform the Japanese of this requirement.
But again, MB "feels" like no other and its prestige is had by few others, so you take the good with the bad.