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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Not **too** charitable about MB

"Second-Best Reason to Skip a Display Altogether. We'd like to get a line on whatever it is the folks at Mercedes-Benz are smoking, because it must be truly special. The fact that this company would show up at the Detroit Auto Show with the monumentally embarrassing "GL" Class defies explanation - and it's one of the leading candidates in our annual Autoextremist "Answer to the Question that Absolutely No One is Asking" Sweepstakes. Combine that with the dreadfully overwrought R-Class, and you can't help but step back and say, "These guys are good." Not. With $400,000+ SLR McLaren sports cars dead in the water at M-B dealerships all across the country, a schizophrenic lineup of overpriced mainstream cars and a burgeoning number of uninteresting SUVs and crossovers, Mercedes-Benz seems to be embarking into a trance-like death spiral. If it weren't for the fact that their over-the-top AMG performance cars weren't so damn good, we wouldn't even bother mentioning the brand at all - the situation there is that pathetic."
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Nicely put I say.Sadly.[V]
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I totally agree. MB is becoming detached from reality, bringing out new products contrary to market trends while their existing ones need fixing, and resting on their laurels as much as humanly possible. It's like they're taking cues from GM. Yikes.

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