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Date registered: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 2007 Mercedes C 230 Sport Sedan
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Because in the longrun, MB isn't just about prestige. It's about reliability, quality in engineering, & frankly in my humble opinion it's the best mix of what a true luxury/sport sedan should be.
I've been driving for 22yrs, owned 19 vehicles prior to buying my first Benz, & in the short time I've owned my Mercedes I will never forget my neighbor, who was also a good friend, selling me on the Mercedes-Benz in Name, quality, & most importantly his well thought out explanation of why a Mercedes is cheaper to own than most other sedans in even lesser classes than my Mercedes Luxury/Sport Sedan.
One of the most helpful tools I found when looking for a car & prior to buying my Mercedes was Edmunds.com's "true cost of vehicle ownership" comparison guide (a car testing/review company that operates a magazine/website & other media).
You might not believe it until you look it up but even the infamous Honda Accord & it's luxury counterpart the Acura have a higher annual cost to own over a 5 year period than does my Mercedes Sedan, and this take into account the fact that the initial cost of the Mercedes is higher than either the Acura or the Honda (by quite a bit too). It calculates repairs, gas mileage, reported mechanical problems/issues (by consumers, mechanics & even the factory), and takes that along with normal maintenance issues & shows you a true cost analysis to own a particular vehicle.
It's worth checking your car out as you might find some things that will surprise you!
I'd trade in my wife before I trade in my Mercedes-Benz, AND THAT'S A FACT!