BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Feb 2010
Vehicle: 87 Euro 560 SEL
Location: Bearspaw Alberta Canada
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Listen guys and gals, these are nice cars, these are beautiful cars, they are luxurious, classy, powerful, suave, blah, blah, blah and I like them, I really, really like them. I bought my first one early this year and then bought 2 more. But lets be honest...reliable?!, well engineered!!?? Some people here even have the nerve to dump on Asian built vehicles! My 86 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ61, my 76 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, my wife's old Toyota Corolla, my 69 Ford F250 are all far more reliable and in a lot of ways better engineered than my 560 SEL. I don't mean to rattle any one's cage here but it's a car, designed and built by humans, it's got a lot of good points, a lot of great points, but it's a frickin car! Thank god the person that started this poll didn't put reliability as one of the selling points! I'm used to getting 300,000km out of a well built gasoline drivetrain, I'll be lucky to get half that out of my 560. Timing chains fail at 100,000, tranny's at 200,000, idling problems, no start problems, sls issues and the list goes on. Just like it does for a lot of vehicles out there.
And somebody should look up the definition of prestige. I love the "honour and esteem bestowed on me, by others, for my impeccable taste and discerning habits. Whether I'm shooting my SIG or my Browning, 4 wheeling in one of my Land Cruisers, escorting my wife on my arm or picking up a client that earns more in a day than I do in a year, I love the looks and nods of approval I get when I soire with the best. Prestige has nothing to do with being snobby, uppity or a show off. It's about about appreciating quality and I dare anyone on this site to say they don't appreciate the nods of approval they get when they pull up in their S Class Mercedes.
FLAK SUIT IS ON!