BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 2005 SL500, 2007 E550
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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If you try to find a logical reason for owning a Mercedes, it won't be there.
Let's face it, all anyone needs is a car like your Corolla, or a Hyundai even. (aside from special passenger carrying or hauling needs). It's hard to find a justification for buying or owning a car that costs more than $20K.
People drive Mercedes for many different reasons. Some for status and the special feeling of riding behind the three-pointed star. Others appreciate the German approach to car building and the technical sophistication. Some appreciate the handling and ride. For myself, I've always liked deluxe cars and have owned a variety of nice rides in 40 years of driving. Mercedes was just the next step in a progression that includes Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, Cadillac, Audi, an a variety of collectible/special interest cars.
I think there are two kinds of car owners. One kind regards cars as appliances like a dishwasher or refrigerator and looks for practicality and efficiency. The other kind sees cars as being special, marvelous mechanisms that can transport you figuratively and literally to a place in your dreams.
What kind of car owner are you? If you can answer this question, then you can determine if your Silver Arrow is worth the money. Welcome to Benzworld.