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Hi Everyone!

I finally took the plunge and jumped onto the Mercedes bandwagon after being a faithful Lexus and BMW driver for many years. I gave my order on Friday for a 2009 ML 320 BlueTec (expected to be delivered in about 5 weeks) and a 2009 S450 4MATIC (which is expected to come in the first week of December). I was thoroughly amazed by the handling and safety features on both of these cars, especially on the S class. The ML drives like a dream and look forward to many years with it.

My only problem is that I often develop "Buyers Remorse" short after buying new items, especially something big like an automobile. I was wondering if I made a good choice buying these cars, and was wondering if anyone is have reliability issues with any of these vehicles.

I look forward to contributing to these forums after many months of reading from the benches. Have a great weekend (or whatever is left of it!)

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 02:37 AM
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Oh man, you screwed up. You need to get rid of those, or at least one of them. PM me and I'll send you directions where to deliver them. That should alleviate any buyer's remorse.

Seriously, welcome. I'm a noob also, but I'm enjoying reading what everyone else has been buying the past few days. From what I've read the S450 4MATIC follows true to MB's heydey: Build a car to a quality level, not a price point.

Some people would call you crazy for buying a $100,000+ Mercedes, but some of those same people bought $50,000 SUV's that get 10MPG that are good for 100,00 miles and are now worth $10,000 and they still owe $45,000 on them. Once you figure the cost of ownership over time, I'd bet you are getting a lot more bang for not that many more bucks.They are the ones that should have buyer's remorse, not you.

Besides, without people like you those of us who wait 10-15 to buy well-taken-care-of used premium cars need people like you to break them in for us! :-D
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Oh man, you screwed up. You need to get rid of those, or at least one of them. PM me and I'll send you directions where to deliver them. That should alleviate any buyer's remorse.

Seriously, welcome. I'm a noob also, but I'm enjoying reading what everyone else has been buying the past few days. From what I've read the S450 4MATIC follows true to MB's heydey: Build a car to a quality level, not a price point.

Some people would call you crazy for buying a $100,000+ Mercedes, but some of those same people bought $50,000 SUV's that get 10MPG that are good for 100,00 miles and are now worth $10,000 and they still owe $45,000 on them. Once you figure the cost of ownership over time, I'd bet you are getting a lot more bang for not that many more bucks.They are the ones that should have buyer's remorse, not you.

Besides, without people like you those of us who wait 10-15 to buy well-taken-care-of used premium cars need people like you to break them in for us! :-D
HAHAHA thanks for the welcome Boodreaux, I'm actually finding this site quite addictive!

I totally agree with your point on the prices for a car. Some of my fellow physicians thought I was crazy for buying any vehicle other than an C-class (though there's nothing wrong with them, they're perfectly good cars!!). I just thought that the S-class and the ML-class made sense for my family and myself, so i made the leap. And by the way, I drive the HELL out of my cars (but only with the utmost tenderness ofcourse ). Haha I look forward to posting my cars for sale in about a good 6-7 years from now on this site. Happy ridings!

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