Date registered: Nov 2010
Vehicle: 1998 SL500 Sport w/pano. Black with Cream interior.
Location: Houston, Texas
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I am in my 60's now and on my 4th Benz, this one an SL500 from the golden period before Chrysler, a fully loaded '98. Why do I buy Benz over any other brand? In a word: quality. This is the brand that all other car makers look to for ideas, or in the case of the Japanese and Koreans, copy directly (I'm looking at you Toyota with your damn Lexus in particular). The list of first's is staggeringly long and unlikely to ever be emulated by any other manufacturer.
All that aside, every Benz I have ever driven has been so far removed from all other cars in terms of ease of use and just plain pleasure, they are so much fun to drive. Driving a Benz requires very little thought - each feature is precisely where one would expect to find it and the handling is always superb. Intuitive is the word that I would use. Of course once you have owned a Benz there is no going back to other, lesser, cars, but I do not see that as a problem.
And, as other posters have already mentioned, I simply love the way the car looks, I will pause just to admire the lines, the superb design, anytime that I am near the car. The thing that I cannot fathom is why anyone would buy anything else and the only answer has to be this: ignorance.