Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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You are bashing certain MB model giving it more conclusions that I think really apply here.
Some people say the Alabama assembled MB are junk. I happen to have one of them and having it in family for 13 years it was the most reliable car ever. ($350 in failed parts over 13 years)
Can't answer how much Chrysler merge played in different models quality, but we are living in times when technology changes on weekly basis and new ideas are not always 100% success.
Global economy has it own bad wrap, but I visited Germany 30 years ago and know that lot of vehicles in Germany were assembled by Turkish, Ukrainians, Polish and other immigrants.
It is not who turns the bolts that matter in final outcome, but who inspects the quality.