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View Poll Results: Where do you come from?
North America 25 62.50%
South America 0 0%
Africa 2 5.00%
Northern Europe 1 2.50%
Central Europe (west + south) 3 7.50%
Eastern Europe (include russia) 1 2.50%
Greater/New Middle-East 0 0%
India 2 5.00%
Asia 4 10.00%
Australasia 2 5.00%
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2008, 08:14 PM
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They're Benz crazy in Vietnam as well where prices there are two or three times as expensive for a lesser model.

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Interesting comment about Botswana. Do the people there have a lot of money or are you seeing a lot of government cars because they have diamond mines or some other source of incredible income?
People have a lot of money, but above that, even a poor guy would try and buy a bmw. they are fashionable people like that, always need to have the best clothes, shoes etc...

There is a massive indian business community in botswana. so a lot of the merc drivers are among them. and their children.

The actual diamond wealth cannot be seen in the populous. Diamond export just keeps the economy turning.
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all i wanted to know was which country/nationality buys the most mercs.
According to official figures, US is less than one third of the Western Europe sales, measured in units.

MB isn't just a luxury car in Europe, you know it is the most common taxi car and lower end models are driven by more or less ordinary people as a daily driver.

US is an important market, no doubt about that.
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Interesting...

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