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Why do i see old people Drive Mercedes?

where i live i live in USA state is Massachusetts i usually see old people drive them and the younger guys drive other luxury car like Audi/BMW/Infiniti anyone know or does it just attract them?
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Yeah. I had it from my 2 sons. "Mercedes is for old people"
So my oldest one in college drove red Mitsubishi 3000. But on the visit home when he was planning to do some driving with friends he borrowed my Mercedes to save fuel money. I let him take in on Saturday on condition that he fills it up. Sunday morning on the drive to church I noticed tank at 1/2, so asked son if he did fill it up day before. "I did" >>> the car was making 550 miles on the tank.
Still on graduation he accepted ML320 with no regrets.
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Could it be that us "old people" are smarter?
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Why do old people drive Cadillac and younger guys drive Chevrolet?
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Can't afford one?
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Looks like the veteran drivers have better tastes!

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There's that urban legend at a mall during the busy holiday shopping.
An old driver patiently waited in her Cadillac for another car to back out so she could take the parking space. Suddenly, from behind her, a small Chevrolet cut in front to take that available parking. A young guy exited from the Chevrolet lol like a bully "That's young and quick!" then he walked toward the mall ... He heard Cadillac roaring, revving ... "Bam!" It rammed his Chevrolet. When the mall police arrived, the Cadillac lady told them "I just wanted to show the young man what it meant by 'this is old and rich' "

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the heritage they (Mercedes) have for lasting durability. performance, safety, and value. to me, that the motivator.....you're not special in the sense that many of us have owned other Euro's, i.e Audis, BMWs, Saabs, etc.

we are in our 50's, financially secure (kiddos are grown, not rich, but at a point we can enjoy nice things). wife traded her Audi A8 for a CLS550, somewhat sexy car, I bought a SL55 AMG (more sexy, hot), and then we have our classic 560SL

choices! thats all it is.
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the +40 crowd definitely have more luxury cars/toys. they've got a nest egg, typically hold better jobs, etc etc.

IMO Mercedes is hardly performance oriented. Very few AMG models are manuals (which i haven't seen since the 80's) which deters a huge proportion of a small crowd willing to pay more for performance. Quite a few car makers have performance versions, along with a hundred difference aftermarket manufacturers ready to sell performance parts. MB aftermarket parts are ridiculously overpriced and extremely hard to come by.
The car market is so competitive everything comes down to personal preference. The newer mercedes just don't really seem to stand out much.

The car market is so competitive, everyone except MB seems to be offering 'the best of all worlds'.
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I guess it's more a matter of having the cash to afford to buy a Mercedes. When I was growing up I was more attuned to the Japanese models since they were quite ubiquitous and Mercedes was definitely out of reach. I would have wanted a Mercedes if I had the money then, though. Funny thing is, I now have Mercedes models from the 50s and 60s that I drive regularly while other lesser cars that I used to admire and desire from that era have long since ended up as scrap in junkyards.
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