deathrattle - 2/27/2006 11:13 AM
I have had Bosch white goods ever since I left school and have been very pleased with them.They regularly score overall high marks in consumer reports.If you want real German quality it has to be Miele,but they used to be the 'Benz' of the white goods world and cost twice as much as anything else.
what are these white goods you speak of? are you smoking crack rocks, deathrattle?[:p]
i dont think that mercedes has changed as much as everyone pretends they have.
theyve just stayed competitive! how many cars come with metal trim now? how many cars come with metal bumpers? vacuum systems like spagetti? transmissions that shift hard no matter what you do? a dash clock the size of the speedometer? plastic has replaced metal.
period. in ALL cars, not just your precious benz.
its nostalgia that youre talking about... the world wont stop for you to have bragging rights, dont be mad that it wont, just be happy that theyre still around for you to bitch about.
this same arguement you make about the benz can be made of any automobile. my mother had a 1982 monte carlo.
what is the modern version as compared to that? a 1982 crown victoria/grandma quis compared to a new one? the chevy malibu? dodge charger?
theyre all plastic and electronics now; deal with it or drive old cars like i do. you have to understand that the worlds population is growing in great numbers, we cannot waste resources like we did in the 123/126 era, it just is not possible.
which brings me to pricing...
my 1979 240d listed around 18,000 us dollars when it was new; what does that translate to in 2006 dollars? surely you wouldnt pay it, even if the car were the exact same concerning build quality! it only has automatic and air conditioning, mind you.
i, personally, would laugh if someone tried to sell me a barebones 240d for 45 large(my guestimate conversion) today.