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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 #841 of 1332 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 10:28 AM
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Because YOLO
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post #842 of 1332 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 04:42 PM
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It was the best looking car on the dealer show room floor!

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Mercedes has the best balance of value and fun in German cars. I would really like a Porsche Carrera but my name isn't Bill Gates. I still wouldn't say I settled for a merc though. They are amazing machines. They are very efficient in everything from space to fuel/power ratio. They put American scrap metal to shame.
I love my girl. I'm gonna nurse her along till she just can't turn another wheel. Then I'm gonna get a new one.
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Bought mine because my uncle used to have one back in the 90's and it was the first car I drove.

I want a w201
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Well I've been driving a Honda Accord for years and loved it, when I was telling the Honda serviceman that I loved its handling he said that's because it has suspension like Mercedes does, double wishbone, he said.

Well I have always admired German engineering esp. on my two wheeled variety, I figured I would give MB a try; and as the story goes, the rest is history. Love the Benz.
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My boss used to let me drive his new SL450 about 25 years ago. I knew at that time I had to have one.

I have 19 year old triplets and since they were born I have been confined to drive full size conversion vans for all those years.

Remembering my bosses I looked at the SL but I opted for the smaller SLK...wasn't sure it would be 'practical' or just something that was a 'passing phase' so my hubby bought me the cutest r170 SLK320.

I would never buy anything but a Mercedes...My son liked mine so much he purchased one too!

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i love my Mercedes Benz. it is very luxray nd long term car.
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The truth ...

I started driving these older MB's years ago because I was a single mom with not alot of cash and in Texas people over look these cars. They want something new with loads of payments and I knew they were almost invincible,,( except for this pesky little 190 I have ) for 2500 or less I had a car that was safe,strong, rarely broke down and never looked dated and gross/embarrassing as time went on . My mom drove Jaguars and her '52 looked even better in '76 - I took a cue from this .
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Tail lights

Sometime during my childhood i was attracted to the trunk lid and rear lights of a W126..I experimented as a teenager with the infamous vw bug and a couple chevy trucks. I'm sure we all made mistakes growing up. I like pretty much everysingle model of mbz. Even diesels. However my ultimate favorite is the 560 SEC.
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I like BMW and my wife loves Mercedes. I was searching for a BMW ,but I found this 01 e430 4matic that I really liked. It is my first MBZ and after driving it I don't think I will ever go back to owning another make and model?(Knocks on wood) This is my entry level vehicle to the MBZ world. I hope one day in the future to purchase a much newer model. Maybe another E. I wouldn't mind a S class.
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