Date registered: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 2006 MB S430, 2013 MB S350 Bluetec, 2012 E350 4 Matic, 2002 Jaguar XJ8 VDP
Location: Boston, MA
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How to deal with Benz haters?
I have this persistent problem that I wanted to ask the board's advice on...Do you find people give you a hard time because you have a Benz?
I admit I am a little young at 25 to be driving one, but it isn't like I stole it or anything. I pay for my leased E Class myself. I find that friends, neighbors and even strangers seem to want to bitch me out for having one.
They always say, "You don't need such a big car" or "Why do you drive such an expensive car?" The last person was a client (who ironically was wearing a Rolex!) who said, "Oh it must be an easy life being a consultant!" I'm not sure if 70 hrs a week and flying god knows where is "fun" but hey what's the point of money if you're not going to enjoy it. Surely a cushy executive like him must make a few times what I do, is it my fault he drives an Acura?
People have been more obnoxious after my dad's passing. He had a 2006 S430 that I bought him (He traded a very new LS430 at the time so I paid the difference) for his 61st birthday. It was his dream car and I would never sell it. Besides, the car has only 12K miles on it and is in perfect condition. Money isn't an issue for that car.
Everyone is like, "You don't need two Benzes, you should sell the S Class," "It's a waste of money." One person even told me, "You shouldn't drive that car, just keep it in the garage or People will get pissed"
It aggravates me. I don't tell people to burn their SUV's or stop shopping at their organic grocery stores!
How do you all deal with this? I normally wouldn't post something like this, but it's been getting a bit much these days.
Thanks for all your help!