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Date registered: Dec 2010
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I live in Korea, and I did not really get to do a test drive, just a trip around the block in a different model. It's my own fault, so I am just pissed at myself.
As for "finally" when my wife picked the car we were told we could have it in 5 days. So we said OK put down a deposit. A few days later they asked if we could pay in full, so we did.
I am working here under a SOFA status so I get to wave the import tax, but there are some catches to that I need to do some paperwork to get that approved. So I needed the VIN number on the car and the import paper work to do this. THEY KNOW THIS! So I wait...... When they do get me the paperwork I submit it and I wait, I have no choice....... They keep calling me asking when will it get done, I don't know I can't just go marching in and demand this paper work is done, all that will get me is denied. So I get he paperwork back and bring it to the dealer.... Oh we have change the car that you are going to get so now there is a new VIN number, WHAT! Now I get to start again. So when I went into the customs office I got lucky and they did not make me repeat some of the paperwork that I needed to do the first time. I waited a day and got it back, and run it over to the dealer.... and I wait....
10 days pass without hearing anything from the dealer, then my wife gets a call that the car is almost ready BUT.... Now the dealer tells my wife that the price of the car has gone up since it has passed January 1st. When my wife called me with that news I blew up. I called the dealer and told them "hell no" I paid for the car in full a long time ago well before January 1st. Then they told me that "here in Korea the final price is set when you register the car". Then why would I pay in FULL!. I was told that it was not their fault, that it was Mercedes Benz Korea that was raising the price but they would see what they could do. I knew then to cancel... I just did not pull the trigger. The dealer later claimed that they were going to pay the extra cost.
So the car was battling a up hill fight to empress.... So when it did not make me go WOW at first sight.. I just feel like this car is cursed right down to the licence plate that I received.... It starts with a 6 has a 6 in the middle and a 6 at the end.