I bought a C-class nearly two years ago. It has been chronically unreliable
and very poor quality. It has been back to the dealer over twenty times for
warranty repairs. The most annoying faults are constant creaking from
windscreen, dashboard and B-pillar. Mercedes simply cannot fix these
faults - they now insist that these are "normal" noises....
I also had to complain for nearly a year before they fixed a wobbly seat,
and eight months before they accepted that the navigation was faulty. The
stereo has been replaced twice, various other electrical things at least
I have been through my diary and in total it has been in the dealer for
sixteen weeks in 92 weeks of ownership. Is this a record?
I am simply fed up with having to take the car back all the time, and so
have decided to just sell it and accept that buying a Mercedes was a huge
Just one data point I know.
If you bought the car new, your state may have a lemon law which may benefit
someone in your situation. If you bought the car used, I'd pull up its
carfax history and try and see if I could determine whether or not it has
been wrecked and rebuilt. If so - and if there are papers in your state
certifying that a used car hasn't suffered more than minor damage which the
dealer signed - that may be something that will work to your advantage.
On 6/24/03 11:39 AM, in article bd9us4$hch$ firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ric"
This is not a US only group! We have different laws in EU. In some countries
(eg Germany ) lemon-law protection is very good. The further south you go,
the worse it gets generally. I live in South of France now, which has crap
customer service and crap lemon laws.
You must be american. If the French resent anyone it's the Germans and perhaps
Why is it so hard for Americans to understand why France (along with the rest of
the world, except for stalwart allies such as
Poland and Cameroon) was against your country's criminal venture in Iraq?
France was against the Iraqi war because they were stealing money hand over
fist out of Iraq through the UN weapons for food program, along with Russia,
all the while the UN was taking their 5% cut....
It seems Chirac was the last one to figure out how unimportant He and the
French really are on the world stage.... Do you really think France means
more to the world than Poland or Bulgaria or Cameroon?? Check your calendar,
perhaps the Brits.
rest of the world, except for stalwart allies such as
I will be the last one to believe that the big European powers were against
the criminal invasion of Iraq for solely altruistic reasons, but only a bloody
will state that the only reason that these powers were against the war for
monetary reasons. What's it about Americans that they can't understand why the
gets pissed of when the US goes about invading other countries? Even the Germans
in Nazi Germany were not so blind to their country's ruling regime's faults.
(roll eyes) What does this mean "how unimportant He and the French really are on
the world stage"!?!??! I suggest you spend some
time reading and living abroad, maybe some understanding of the issues will sink
in. France unimportant? To who? Even to the US
it's important, especially as a bulwark against a potentially militarily rising
France wasn't important to the US government, would they have made such a fuss
they did? Germany and Russia resisted too, they were not vilified like France,
what the average US citizen can be frenzied into. "Freedom Fries"? What a bunch
Pretty stupid question, should be obvious. Poland or Bulgaria or Cameroon
more "important" to the "World" than France? You kidding me?? Is this a
serious question??? I have family on the General Staff of Poland's armed
forces (which used to be something under communism), even they admit
that the only thing that Poland is good for to the US is for bases and basically
being an ass-kissing "yes"-monkey.
Read the following and enlighten yourself on the topic:
Oh dear, Oh DEAR.
Will cp and other just loosen up?
Poor old Ditmire makes a humorous remark and you guys go all red-faced
(red-fingered) and angry and start banging on the keyboard -- I can just see
Take it easy. Weather is now better in the regions where most of us reside.
Open a window and take a deep breath.
NB: To reply directly replace "nospam" with "schmetterling"
Looking at France's history in Africa, they're the last one's who should be
preaching about invading other countries.... I believe they're in Africa
right now, if I'm not mistaken....and without UN approval, I might add....
BTW, you refer to "altruistic reasons".... what altruistic reasons could
there be for propping up saddam hussein?
Signing off.... Back to Benzes....
are on the world stage"!?!??! I suggest you spend some
will sink in. France unimportant? To who? Even to the US
Most of the other nonsense doesn't justify a response.... but please explain
the "beating youp wife" thing to this stupid american....
and try not to resort to name calling, redneck, believe your gov't, etc....
personal experience as a paratrooper in Algeria, he was
invasion doesn't mean they were "preaching" or being
Propping up Saddam? What business is it of yours whether
really that hard to understand that maybe Europe and the rest
I am hardly going to explain why each of those countries supported the Iraq
invasion, you must be not too bright if you think they
all supported because they felt they were in danger from Iraq. You should
educate yourself about how politics works. www.antiwar.com
is a start, look at the picture that's on the front page today, and realize why
the US is so hated by so many people.
Replies and ignorance such as yours will lead to events in the US which will
make 9/11 seem like a picnic.
Check out the letter section for todays antiwar.com, some really good stuff there
Please be informed that it was nation versus government situation where
governments got their will, not nations'.
It was just very like Soviet occupation in the 40ies. The only
difference was that now the formal invitation was missing from Saddam's
Stop whining "why they hate us". That's not the problem. The problem is
feeling pity for how the whole nation can be blinded by officials and be
proud about that.
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