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View Poll Results: Why did you buy/lease a Mercedes?
Looks 1,197 20.73%
Performance 1,029 17.82%
Prestige 1,368 23.69%
Safety 536 9.28%
Value 968 16.76%
Other 676 11.71%
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post #101 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 08:32 PM
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Without a doubt, "Looks" How could you not swoon over the graceful and sleek lines of a 404 Unimog. sheer art.

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post #102 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 11:08 PM
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I hate to say it, but to display financial power.
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post #103 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-27-2008, 01:52 PM
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Thanks to heavy depreciation of MB sedans, used ones (in good condition, do your homework!) are a tremendous VALUE (performance, cost per mile, satisfaction, looks, prestige, etc) to us middle class folks. Why buy a new Accord or (insert other mainstream sedan here) when you can drive a used Mercedes for the same or often less overall $ per mile. It's a no brainer.
Exactly! I always wondered that. Why spend $15k - $20k on a Kia when you can get an old Mercedes that is a HELL of a lot better in every way for LESS $$$?

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post #104 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-27-2008, 06:26 PM
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Mine is a long stroy

My father had a MB 190 1961... that last ages at home..until my father decided to,shall we say upgrade? Restore? Fix? ...I dont know,,the car just fell apart in abandonment.....gee I loved that car..... as any MB I saw on the streets..... so when I could.....few years ago, I bought a A Class 190....I just loved the little thing...but once I decided to change it ( I had few spare bucks) and cought a used B200T.....I like it very much...but does not feels as strong and well built as the 190....lots of rattling noises who knows where ( I have crawled underneath with all kind of glues, greases, etc..and reduced thei are, but still sounding.... bah,,, I stil love the car and I think reliability is one plus (and it must be something more, because nowadays many cars are very well built, we have to admit)... Strong cars yes they are.... Nice? SURE...classy? Yeah.... all in few words ITS A MERCEDES!!!!

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post #105 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-27-2008, 06:55 PM
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bought mine because of the safety and value, plus i have always want a mercedes since i was kid.
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post #106 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-27-2008, 07:22 PM
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Perfect for the job

I bought mine because I thought it would be perfect for my job and I was right. I drive clients often in my E320W, a 1995. The clients are free to focus on what we're doing rather than dealing with discomfort of any kind in the car. They can see very well from the passenger seats (they aren't sitting at the bottom of a bucket). I also needed elegant cargo and storage space. I also wanted a car I could pay cash for, could get reliable repair work from specialists, and that would potentially go from 100 all the way up to 400k miles. I've found out since that my gas mileage is awesome compared (27!) and that everyone else thinks my car (which I thought of as grandma's merc) is a cool looking classic Merc. I got used to her looks, but others often say she is a knockout so I have to step back and take a fresh look.

Scary though; I realized later on that my father (d.1980) never owned a truck- only station wagons!

There really was no other car on the market that I could see purchasing for what I needed.
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post #107 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 09:58 AM
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Because I've wanted one ever since I first visited SoCal as a kid. To me, they define classy California livin'
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post #108 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 08:46 PM
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It goes with my hillside view home.


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Because it was a dream, now a reality.
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post #110 of 1332 (permalink) Old 03-05-2008, 10:32 AM
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I bought mine because a Mercedes Benz says it all. Comfort, reliabilty, prestige all in one three point star.
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