Date registered: Nov 2005
Vehicle: '01 ML-430/'96 C220/'05 Lexus RX330
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Some people say that MB is made by Chrysler, who made the "K" car and the Plymouth Horizon. Using the same twisted Toyota logic that would also be right. Diamler/Chrysler owns MB just like Toyota owns Lexus. Neither "Chrysler" nor "Toyota" actually make MB or Lexus in their same named facilities though. Lexus is its own division just like MB is its own division. Lexus engines and transmissions are very fine tuned and made of much higher specification quality than run of the mill Toyota - which BTW are very good cars in the big scheme of things. Both MB and Lexus are great cars. MB are more trouble-prone (lots more), Lexus never need repair. If you want to talk about depreciation, MB is the fast depreciator, not Lexus - ask me about my $50K 2001 ML430 that is now worth $14K 5 years later. Talk about depreciation. The previous Lexus LS400 I had was still worth over half its original price when I sold it after 10 years. Regardless, its all in what you like to drive. Both are on the same level as far as status in the adult world. Just drive what you like. Notice I have 2 MB and 1 lexus in my profile (and previously had another Lexus), so I talk from experience.
'05 Lexus RX-330
Last edited by rcltrh; 06-02-2006 at 09:29 PM.