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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 #341 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 06:06 PM
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I wanted the following from my next car (before I bought my C32):

DESIRE 1: Four Doors - my young son's baby seat and the ability to take the fanau (family) places you can't or can't easily with a coupe

DESIRE 2: RWD - my last car was a great car but FWD

DESIRE 3: Safety - my son and fanau

DESIRE 4: I'm 33 and work for an investment in the middle of town...I want something in keeping with wearing a suit daily.

DESIRE 5: PERFORMANCE - when the baby seat's not in the back and it's a beautiful sunny day...sun roof open, sounds up with a smile creeping across my face

Cheers boys,
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post #342 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 03:36 PM
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Happened by accident, really. Father of friends of the family died, wife mentioned the car in passing (96 S420). Really?

3 months pass, she mentioned it again, in passing. Really?

I'd always wanted that vehicle, since the day they rolled off the line, but could never afford it. I wasn't looking for a 3rd car, but this fell in my lap, so I bought it.
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post #343 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 04:40 PM
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I bought my first Benz in 2002 (I was 28yrs old and SO proud). It was a 1997 off-lease C230 black/black with 65,000 miles and I was hooked. I soon bought an '83 380 SL. In 2005, at 104,000 miles, I traded the C230 in on a 1998 E320 with 75,000 miles (black/black of course). I have 145,000 miles on my E320 and she's better than ever. I added 5 spoke AMG rims and a Europlate to the front. Recently added a 1993 E300 2.8 (75,000 original miles) to the garage so my '98 E320 won't be lonely. I turned my parents to Benz ('03 E320 followed by '06 SKL280 followed by '06 CLS500)as well. Just feels like each one was tailor made just for me. Im hooked for life!
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post #344 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-11-2009, 06:01 PM
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I was looking for a powerful car so thats why I went to get a Benz for myself.

Security also counts in.
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post #345 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-11-2009, 08:38 PM
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easy; by chance and accident; wife wanted a 'sports' care blah blah blah for a couple of months. her idea of 'sports car' meant 2 instead of 4 doors but 'fashionable'. whatever. QX4 transfer case finally died on me after 174K & was going to be pricey to repair--<> $2k from my indy shop. in despair i call a fam friend who is a p/t sa for my local benz dealer + he is an aficionado + he does his own indy thing on the side. during the summer of stupid gas $'s I told him all i want is a newer Q period. he calls me over to his house for a sample viewing of 2 new trade ins @ the dealer. he will take them home for show/demo--he's very trusted there. shows me a ml55--OMG i luv it but I can't afford that! A Q period! he then shows me the clk55 they just got in on trade; scared ME on the open road. her i30 needing some tlc soon but the Q's tranny issue put that on the back burner. tells me he will buy both from dealer and sell to me on indy basis at 'volume' discount rate; yeah right! i'm poor remember! Q only! dealer doesn't want amg's much less anything v8 sticking around on the lot b/c of the gas crunch. i'm like b/s! can't do it. he shows me a double deal sheet and i almost passed out! i see his wholesale purchase + his 3rd party cost and still get a helluva deal. Fax it to the bank & expect a laugh and click on the phone. loan dude is numb and can't figure the math based on NADA stats. Figures it's a stupid no brainer and tells me 'if you want both do it.' I buy them both on my 37th b-day. wow! I bought 2 AMG's in 1 day @ 320 series price per ea! sure they're out of warranty but i have all service records + he has his indy shop/sales on the side. says to me i'll repair it & will give you parts @ my discount price'. --i'm dead or am i dreaming this?! so in short, fell into the star car dream--did i mention the sales pitch for both was a ride/drive of his personal s63 amg? wife now says i want nothing EVER again but a benz. damn! @ least I now know what I'm working for.
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post #346 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 08:52 PM
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Smile I had a dream for the last 20 years...

I knew that I desired a Benz or a BMW or an Audi or a Jag. Pick one!

I test drove like creasy!
BMW 3 and 5 series, Lexus I350, Acura RL (a very expensive Honda Accord) Audi A4 and A8, Jaguar XF Supercharged (I must admit, this one came very close) and a couple of MB (E350, CLK350, SL500). I had an opportunity at my local dealer, a brand new 2008 E550 with 4Matic, Premium Package and the AMG body kit. He had to sell it.... He banged more than 25% of the price! How could I resist! Beside Mercedes is offering the 7yrs/160K waranty! To me it was the best buy of all the above!
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post #347 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-24-2009, 11:37 AM
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There are 2 types of cars in the world.

MBZ and everything else.

Having said that I don't even like cars. Motorcycles ruined them for me. Benz are the only cars that are classy as far as I'm concerned.
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Originally Posted by stighelmer View Post
There are 2 types of cars in the world.

MBZ and everything else.

Having said that I don't even like cars. Motorcycles ruined them for me. Benz are the only cars that are classy as far as I'm concerned.
It's either Mercedes or go home in my book!

I guess I'm going home
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post #349 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-26-2009, 05:23 PM
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I got my first Mercedes in 1982. It was a 1977 450 SEL. I was helping a guy build a VW sand rail, and we were in a salvage yard. I saw this Benz covered with dust, dirt and mud. I asked the yard owner what was the scoop? He told me "bad motor"! I knew a guy who was a Benz wrench, told him about it. He said there was no way it had a bad motor with 88k miles. I bought it for $7,000. Gave it a cam,followers and some misc. attention and a lot of TLC. Ended up having $8,200. in it. I drove it for two years, and sold it at auction for $13,500.
Since then, I've had a190E, another 450 SEL, and an SL, a 300CE,and now my 124 E320.
The 124, in my opinion is one of the sweetest designs they've had.

I guess I just like'm....
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post #350 of 1332 (permalink) Old 02-26-2009, 09:35 PM
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My first car was by chance. Back in high school; My 67 Chevell got rear ended and totaled, and the car that replaced that was a F.U.P.O.S., but I only payed 200 for it. So after a a short while it went to hell and was looking again. One day one the way to my grandfathers we happen so see a 1983 240D for sale, I feel in luv (and my parents loved it because it was slooooooooow, or so they thought ) Having owned it for 9 years, sher never let me down. I even had my tranny blow out on the interstate and it still got me to the house, but I towed it to the shop. She finally died with 350,000ish mile on it. I've had a VW after that and hated it, ever since I will own nothing but a Mercedes . Now if I can just convince the G/F that there great cars.

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