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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 #481 of 1332 (permalink) Old 10-24-2009, 06:03 AM
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My First Mercedes

I have been looking for a diesel SUV for quite some time. I looked at the Q7 and R320 before getting an ML320. I liked the R but availabilty was scarce for the remaining 09's in diesel version. The deep discounting of the year end models was the real motivator in making my decision.
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post #482 of 1332 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 10:02 AM
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I voted prestige but I really wish I could have selected every criteria. When I bought my C280 I did the research and there was just no other car in its price range that could match its quality, reliability and design. Its my first Benz and the best car i've ever owned, for one its not a money pit and im not dumping every pay check into it for repairs. I defiantely consider it an ELITE amongst other vehicles on the road.
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post #483 of 1332 (permalink) Old 11-08-2009, 07:04 AM
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I was still adolescent, the R129 was just presented to the public. It made me dream.
20 years later, I was able to purchase one, used of course.
That would be my first Merc, maybe not the last.

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post #484 of 1332 (permalink) Old 11-08-2009, 07:36 AM
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Several reasons.... reliability, safety(wife and newborn), performance.

I had Jaguars, Lincolns, BMW's, Lexus... I'm just sick of their build quality. Sure some Mercs have minor glitches, but once they are fixed... the car runs for 200,000 miles.
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post #485 of 1332 (permalink) Old 11-09-2009, 02:42 PM
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Not a valid poll

Like most polls, this one is not really valid. It offers you only one response and few people have only one reason for purchasing anything. It would be better to not have a list of answers, but let each person enter his/her reasons. Or be able to select all reasons, but poll does not have some of the ones I used.
For me, prestige is probably most important differention to select an M-B, but the improvement in reliability of the E class over the past couple of years, the quietness of the car and the comfort of the luxury version are almost as important. Without the other two, I would not have purchased the car.
You can also add in the exterior and interior styling and features of the 2010 model as deciding factors. I turned down a really good deal on a 2009 because I did not like styling and features were not up to this car's class.
BTW, I could have gotten a fully loaded, top of the line Genesis V-6 for $36,000 but turned it down. Very nicely equipped car at a very low price and M-B could learn a few things from them re: features, but in final analysis it is still a Hyundai and has not proven itself yet.
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post #486 of 1332 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 08:13 AM
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chosen it for value...like I value my life next to my car. LOL!
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post #487 of 1332 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 02:43 PM
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Sure some Mercs have minor glitches, but once they are fixed... the car runs for 200,000 miles.
and MORE!

C36 ///AMG (1 of 50 shipped to Canada)

One moment it's a cruising luxury car,, and in the matter of a flash it turns into an all out Muscle Hot rod...

"Its an AMG, completely handmade engine, by one person. The M104 AMG engine is in my opinion the best engine ever made. Its so over done its ridiculous" (LAMF)
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post #488 of 1332 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 10:48 AM
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After a long time of being an air cooled VW fan, I have really come to appreciate German automotive history. But it was time to step up.

A good friend of mine had a 1976 280SLC that was owned by his MIL and never being used.

Now that I own it and have driven it, I'm hooked. I grew up in a family of Camaro and other American muscle fans. I'm looking right now to dump my remaining American iron and get an 80's Benz wagon for my wife.

This particular car is fairly unique in that it's a 280SLC, which wasn't sold in America. It has the Euro bumpers and a few other unique quirks (some cloth interior, real "parking" lights, no A/C, etc, etc).

It started right up after not being started for 11 months, and sitting for a couple of years.

Love it.
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post #489 of 1332 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 08:53 PM
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One reason only

Originally Posted by GermanStar View Post
Just a silly poll, I'm sure most have several reasons for their choice, but which was the most important factor in making your decision?
Wanted to try a diesel car and it was either an E320 CDI or a VW Jetta TDI wagon and the latter were sold out where I live.

That's the only reason. Mediocre reliability was a worrisome fact, so I got 3.5 years of warranty with the car.

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post #490 of 1332 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 09:29 AM
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a little sad story

I remember my Grandfather got a 1988 Mercedes 300e class back in 1989. i was born 1988 and at age 4 i ask my grandfather if i could one day drive his car and he looked at me and said by the time you'll be able to drive this car is gonna be a piece of junk and i said but i love this car. i always loved my grandfather to me his car was like an extension of himself wisdom it was the full package wisdom luxury with a bit of history and always a story to tell my grandfather gave my mom a letter on June of 2009 and my grandfather died on November 16, 2009. when he died my mom gave me the letter were he said (you ask me if you could drive my car you are not only ganna drive it your ganna own it. one day your grand son will ask you if he could drive your car. my dad was David Guevara I'm David Guevara your dad is David Guevara and you are David Guevara pass on the legacy) i love you grandfather RIP i will love you and and Mercedes will go on i promise i promise
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