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Date registered: Jul 2008
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The Only Thing I Hate About Mercedes-Benz
Over the years, I have owned more Mercedes-Benz's than you can count on two hands. This has been going on in my family for quite some time. We're a family of long time Mercedes-Benz owners. It is my favorite brand of car, and has lead the way for every car after it, and they still do to this day. I don't have to go into details about what makes them what they are.
So what do I hate about Mercedes-Benz?
They have lost their exclusiveness. You see dozens of Mercedes-Benz's every single day on the road. With them losing their value so greatly every year, many more people have the opportunity to purchase a Mercedes-Benz.
Now that's great and I understand most people. They see a car that costed over $100,000 4 years ago now available for around $30,000, of course they would want to get it.
But what about the people that buy the cars when they come out? The ones that are on the waiting lists? The ones that fork over $100,000?
Why can't Mercedes-Benz be like Bentley or Rolls Royce, hell even Aston Martin or Porsche? Mercedes-Benz used to be a mark of exclusiveness and prestige that showed people you have money. But these days Mercedes-Benz's are in the market to compete with Lexus'. They are aimed for the upper middle-class and the whole brand went with that aim, no matter what model you have.
Sure it's good to be humble about what you have when you can afford an expensive car, but wanting bragging rights is only human nature. And I'm afraid to say that with Mercedes these days, you can't have bragging rights. You just see them too much, too many times a day.
Mercedes have become so populated on the road, that in general the average person can't even tell them apart from one another.
I wish Mercedes-Benz would just cut back. Do they really need to release the A Class, B Class, GLK Class, R Class etc...? Sure they're making more money, and that's what it's all about. But none of the cars from 1980 up will ever be classics. And that, to me, is a shame. The pedigree Mercedes-Benz is leaving with their newer cars, won't be the same one they have left behind with their older cars.