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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 #571 of 1332 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 04:40 PM
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My first Merc! I really think this car is a tank and perfect example of what a car should be. It feels solid. It handles better then all my old cars. Needs more work to get perfect. Lack power however being a diesel. Needs more BOOST!!! LOL I love this mercedes and cant wait to get more.


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post #572 of 1332 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 09:25 AM
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It's very rare to see a CLK here around.
It's still nice after 10 years.
It's reliable.
It's comfortable.
It's safe.

I allways wanted a Honda ,I went to a car dealer and he had a CLK just brought from Germany ... Bye bye Honda
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post #573 of 1332 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 10:33 PM
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I bought a 2003 S211 E320 CDI T Avantgarde last thursday.

It is such an nice car and it does bring some luxury without overly expensive costs. MPG is just great and it isint the slowest around.

I'm 23 and my previous cars;
1997 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type-R Ver. IV
2000 Honda S2000
1995 Mazda ëfini RX-7 Type-R
2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Mäkinen Edition
1999 Nissan S14A 2.0T
1991 Honda CRX 1.8VTi

So it is quite jump, but i would'nt change back into those JDM cars.
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post #574 of 1332 (permalink) Old 06-11-2010, 10:20 PM
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i grew up in a family where my dad and my other siblings loved cars. basically, WE love cars. And benz is on top of our list. i grew up riding a 200 G, w114/w115. Then it was a w123 300D. It was changed to a w124, E230.

When i had the chance to buy my own, i bought a pre-owned w123 280e. Ever since i bought that car, i understood completey why people love benz. The comfort, the intelligence of the car, the way it will hug you for safety.

Now, i am a proud owner of a 1995 w140 S500.
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post #575 of 1332 (permalink) Old 06-14-2010, 12:59 PM
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Post build - and safety

just got my third Merc - 1993 300TD
I only got a car license after 20 years riding motorbikes, learned to drive in some horrible little Japanese thing. 230TE (w123) just looked so...sensible - I had to have it. Eventually it broke, so I got another etc. etc.
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post #576 of 1332 (permalink) Old 06-14-2010, 01:51 PM
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I bought 2 Mercedes because I believed all the Bull shit am a slow learner. I'll stick with American made thank you Mercedes is the most over-tayed car in the world and while they do have areas of excellence they have many areas where they fall short. They are not worth the cost. period
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post #577 of 1332 (permalink) Old 06-14-2010, 07:02 PM
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Bought my '87 190e from my boss. I was looking for a small, fuel sipper, 'cause my '73 F-250 gets 13 MPG on a good day! All I could find around here was junk. Never had a merc before, but I'm a believer now! Been readin' these threads and have been able to fix stuff I wouldn't have had a clue about before. Anyway, love my merc more and more the more I drive it!
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post #578 of 1332 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 09:05 AM
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I've already voted and can't vote again, but the reason why I bought my 97 E420 was that I got such a good deal on it that I couldn't pass up on it.

So, once again, my vote would go to the "value"-category.
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post #579 of 1332 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 08:56 PM
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I bought mine because I needed a car and got such an amazing deal on it. I almost bought a 1994 Nissan Altima the day before for the same price, lol. I called an hour after I drove it and he had sold the Altima. Next day I found the Benz. All she needed was a steering damper. I love this car.

Now we have a few more in the family (1981 300D, 2001 CLK320 cabriolet, 1977 450sl)
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post #580 of 1332 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 12:30 PM
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It's a Benz.

Duh why else?


There's something eerily similar about cars and computers.

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