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It's really no different from all the kids whose parents buy them brand new Camrys. It's pretty common in America for high school students to get new or late model cars as graduation gifts yet a $15,000 used Mercedes is somehow worse?
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It's really no different from all the kids whose parents buy them brand new Camrys. It's pretty common in America for high school students to get new or late model cars as graduation gifts yet a $15,000 used Mercedes is somehow worse?
Common where in America? Its a big country with many varying levels of prosperity.

$15K for a first car is what I was taking issue with, not the choice of car.

If you are going to spend $15K for your kids first car, then MB is a good decision over a new Camry. My opinion.
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Toyota is an overrated car my brother said he has a c class that is same model as the one im thinking for my son. He said there was never no problems for him, though he thinks the insurance is going to be a real lot since my son didn't go to driving school im thinking maybe around $3,000 a year for insurance not sure.
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Insurance cost, wow thats steep.

You must really love your car son.
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No insurance rates are high for first time drivers especially ones that didn't go to drivers ed.
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Still sure you want to let him loose with $15K Mercedes? (without driving classes?)
Save this until his second car, after he rides the shit out of the first....
...just my opinion.
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Liability Insurance costs on Mercedes are actually lower than on lot of other brands.
I don't remember paying $3000 for none of my son, but than my zip gives me lower rates as well.
Having 2 sons getting cars in last decade I can vouch that unless they buy a car with their own earned money, they will not care about it. I have a gate that occasionally require backing up to drive thru, my oldest one driving given El Camino figured out that scratching the paint on the wooden gate is less time consuming than switching to reverse.
It wasn't till be bought sporty Mitsubishi with his own money when he ever open the hood to check the engine.
My youngest doesn't care about his drive and I had to call him to help me with brake jobs, but he is good student, so he is getting away with it.
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I would have loved that car for my graduation present! Would be a good choice, especially going to college the women will be all over the benz. Good gift though, all I got for graduation was a suitcase and toothbrush ha! Bmw's are cool and all but mercedes is the way to go in my opinion and I am 20 so somewhat same age group as your son
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