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Originally Posted by kiemyster View Post
*yawn* old news. read this a while ago. shit happens, i dont care. they are just imitations, they cant dare to compete with the real shit.

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Hi guys. I just wanted to say that we really need to get over MB's styling that doesn't look like it did a decade ago. It is simply marketing. Every manufacturer has done it. If a certain design gets to keep its look for a decade, that deserves much praise for the auto manufacturer, since they sold such a popular car in high #'s. MB, BMW, and even the Ford Taurus has had many years of unchanged design. But things change as does peoples taste over the years. Not as many can claim such success, needing to change their designs too often to keep up with the ever evolving world of the hungry consumer. Lets welcome the new direction of Mercedes Benz that leads us into the future.
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Originally Posted by NZ Benz View Post
Richard Pearse 9 months before the Wright brothers.

Richard Pearse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I saw Richard Pearse's Plane about 40 years ago,hanging up in a storage building In Auckland.the man even made his own engine from water pipes. But Gabriel Voisin was the very first to acheive A proper self propelled take off and landing long before the Wright brothers ,who used a catapault to launch their planes.
The Pioneers : An Anthology : Gabriel Voisin (1880 - 1973), Charles Voisin (1882 - 1912)
But,back to the topic, China is only the World's industrial Suburb.They do not have a 'SONY,Toyota,Mitsubishi, or TAta ,like the other recently developed nations.
They make stuff...5 years ago the majority were poor,now they have something and places like Australia and Minesota in the USA are riding on the pigs back as the Chinese buy every bit of raw material they can find.
Take advantage if you feel you are being hard done by and sell them something yourself.
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Originally Posted by mlfun View Post
However ... I must say the Lexus is close to overtaking MB in the stlying dept. The latest Benzs (S,CLS etc) are overstyled without clear common or legacy traits, instead is a mismash of BMW, Honda, Toyota MB features.

For example, what's with the oversized wheel arches in the new S ?
How old are you? At the time those cars appeared that you consider classic in style, we thought they were "overstyled without clear common of legacy straits", which of course turned out to be wrong, but only when sufficient perspective to the past existed.
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