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post #101 of 305 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 03:06 AM
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What portion of the C-class cars sold in the US are made in South Africa? Do you perceive a difference in quality between the German made and South African made cars>
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post #102 of 305 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 05:58 AM
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Cool MBUSA is 'old school'... B class merk would...

be a SECOND mb, a 'city car' if you will.

They think that usa people would stop buying s/e-class and start buying B's.

That is how far off the mark they are, they would sell more cars, not smaller cars.

mbusa is now run by wet behind the ears mba's not mb people.

The B-merk is a second car for commuting, ( and arriving at The Palm).

Proof; They are going to let Fiat assemble it!

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What portion of the C-class cars sold in the US are made in South Africa? Do you perceive a difference in quality between the German made and South African made cars>
Except for the AMG and 4-Matic cars, I believe all US W204 originate in SA. Of course, that does not apply to the "European Delivery" cars.

As for the SA manufacturing plant, it has a very good reputation for building quality vehicles. Given how long they have been building the cars there should be no issues.

The first few year in Alabama is another story.
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Except for the AMG and 4-Matic cars, I believe all US W204 originate in SA. Of course, that does not apply to the "European Delivery" cars.

As for the SA manufacturing plant, it has a very good reputation for building quality vehicles. Given how long they have been building the cars there should be no issues.

The first few year in Alabama is another story.
Where are the 4Matics assembled that come to the United States? That's what I am considering.
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Either Sindelfingen or Bremen
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Except for the AMG and 4-Matic cars, I believe all US W204 originate in SA. Of course, that does not apply to the "European Delivery" cars.

As for the SA manufacturing plant, it has a very good reputation for building quality vehicles. Given how long they have been building the cars there should be no issues.

The first few year in Alabama is another story.
Most of these cars on our lot were made in Germany, and we don't carry 4-Matics here in AZ.

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Cool thank You..

You may be right, I hope so.
Please excuse the rantish behavior,

I am sure that I will get my B-car some day.
AZ let me know, i'll pick it up over there.
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Have you ever heard of a 05 C230 problem with the alternator effecting the A/C??
More so Have you ever heard of a Mercedes having a horrid sound when started and A/C is turned on before putting the vehicle in drive?
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When is the 2009 pricing coming out? Why are the cars so much more expensive in Canada considering the exchange rate?
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Have you ever heard of a 05 C230 problem with the alternator effecting the A/C??
More so Have you ever heard of a Mercedes having a horrid sound when started and A/C is turned on before putting the vehicle in drive?
Because the car was still under warranty I took it in and turns out it was a pulley of some sort, I will have the details tomorrow when they return my car.

Side note: They gave me a 08 C300 to drive "loaner car" - does Mercedes have a fleet only line? This car is incredibly bone stock and although it IS a Mercedes I am so glad to be getting MY car back tomorrow...I wouldn't call it a junker but it is DEFINITELY NOT a upgrade.
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