Date registered: Jul 2004
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I've had lots of stick shift Mercedes over the years, 111, 124, 129, etc. and have always done well selling them by advertising broadly and being patient. But they were always older used cars. They were good cars with bulletproof transmissions. I think there's a segment of the used car market that values practicality and likes sticks, and enjoys driving them. But I accept that Mercedes can't really sell them as new cars in the U.S. They've decided they're after the fat cat market and have completely abandoned the market for practical, pragmatic people - sadly, because that's what they used to be known for.
Last edited by deanyel; 03-02-2012 at 09:44 AM.