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View Poll Results: Why did you buy/lease a Mercedes?
Looks 1,198 20.72%
Performance 1,031 17.83%
Prestige 1,369 23.67%
Safety 536 9.27%
Value 971 16.79%
Other 678 11.72%
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post #771 of 1335 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 09:47 AM
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I can't say that there is only one reason that I drive a benz. Really I could check all the top four boxes bc MB provides each one of these in abundance. Super safe, great performance, obviously the name is "prestigious", and they look amazing... So really I need to be able to check more than one box!
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post #772 of 1335 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 02:37 PM
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Why I purchased my Mercedes

Wasn't planning on buying a car at this time but this one "came up" for sale. Having had a few previously, I remembered everything I liked about a Benz. Nothing feels like one, stops like one, or performs like one. This is right down to the way the cars smells inside. They have a distinctive smell to them. It is all sensory!!! The look, the feel, the smell, and the incredible driving pleasure. It isn't just the longevity of the car, but the pleasure derived from the driving experience tends to make you just want to drive it. I guess that is why so many of these cars are high mileage. I think I would rather be flying the Benz on a wide open interstate than sitting home in the recliner watching television.
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post #773 of 1335 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 09:27 PM
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Bought my '99 E320 because I wanted a Porsche 911 but could not afford one.

Bought my '02 E430 because I wanted a Porsche 911 but could not afford one.

Love driving both of them ... but I still want a Porsche 911 but still could not afford one. Prestige? Hardly. I love these cars because they are engineered to be driven ... and I drive them hard!

BTW ... I owned two 911s in recent years
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post #774 of 1335 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 11:31 PM
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One more thing I forgot to mention a few days ago...this car reminds me a lot of some of the WWII vintage military radio receivers I've refurbished over the years...lots of point-to-point wiring, and tough as nails...

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post #775 of 1335 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 05:14 PM
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Will do once I detail it. The rain did a number on it, picked it up last Saturday and drove it from SoCal home. Great ride, expensive ride...fuel wise, it feels like a very comfortable battle ship
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post #776 of 1335 (permalink) Old 10-08-2011, 11:47 AM
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I bought my third SLK, a 2011 R-171 (IMHO the R-172 is ugly) because I was sick and tired of the poor reliability of my Porsche 987S.
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post #777 of 1335 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 08:30 PM
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Bought my '99 E320 because I wanted a Porsche 911 but could not afford one.

Bought my '02 E430 because I wanted a Porsche 911 but could not afford one.

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One night, about a dozen or so years ago, I stopped for gas at a filling station, I believe it was in La CaƱada, CA. Across the island from me was a MB SUV, its driver was also filling up. On the sides of this SUV, at the bottom, were striped decals with "PORSCHE" on them. I mentioned them to the driver, and his comment was similar...he really wanted the Porsche, but couldn't afford it. "But, hey, I can dream, can't I?"

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post #778 of 1335 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 06:48 AM
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I bought my 16v because it's rare, good-looking and has a cool story behind it. It also came up for a very good price and I was looking for a project car.
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post #779 of 1335 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 04:42 PM
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Looks First, Prestige second, Safety third I didn't really factor the others with the C300 4matic Sport. Now, had I bought the new C350 or C63, performance would have been up there.
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post #780 of 1335 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 01:50 PM
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Why did I buy? To stroke my ego. Always wanted one - 1990 300se owned by retiried MD w/ low miles and, full maintenance became available....I jumped on it. Bought for the prestige but, have discovered how much fun to drive. Even this model is great on roads my biking buddies look for!
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