Date registered: Aug 2008
Vehicle: 2005 CLK320, 1989 560SL, 2006 SLK350
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I went to the Alabama facility with my wife a couple of weeks ago en route to Arizona where were moved to.
We pre-registered for the tour, and it was nice, but the woman who gave the tour, althought very sweet, was a little rough around the edges. She knew some stuff, but was not technically knowledgeful at all.
I was very dissapointed with the "museum" and gift shop however. Perhaps I may have liked it had I not been to the BMW facility in S Carolina a couple months before. That is a much nicer museum and shop than the MB facility.
BMW had a lot more stuff to buy, I had to stop myself from getting more. I got a F1 tshirt, pilsner glass stuff for my newborn nephew etc... MB had nothing. I tried to find anything but local dealers have such a better selection. I only dropped $20 and I was trying to shop! BMW also had a pretty full museum, the MB one was misicule by comparison.
I'm a MB fan waaay more than BMW. I own a Benz, never had a bimmer, so I'm not biased. Mercedes cut the budget for the facility and it shows. They dropped the ball and I was dissappointed.
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK 320; 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL; 2006 SLK350; 2006 ML350