The day of the benz is over. It has only been recently that Mercedes
and BMW were even top safety picks. Remember you are buying the star,
not quality. The S Series and The Trucks like the ML brough Mercedes
quality to industry lows.
AUDI will sell more cars in Europe than either bmw or mercedes by the
end of 2010.
I own a Benz, its nice but unreliable and expensive to fix. There have
been numerous electrical issues.
The dealers don't have the trained manpower to fix them quick enough.
The new Korean and even Toyota products are already more reliable,
lower owner cost, etc. I
think BMW and Mercedes dont have the resources to win the battle in
the long run.
See you should have bought a W123 or Early W124 300D (or any vehicle
using the pre-CDI engine (MB or licenses)).
Designed act as a mobile nuclear bunker and burn almost any heavy fuel
oil. When things get really tough and the mad max world meets to failing
western economies, you would have been one of the last few moving.
People laugh as sSangyong Mussos and Korandos, but when you need to ram
the baricade to steal used veg oil to get to the last remaining job
interview, you will be the one laughing at the Korean tractor jokes.
The Koreans like Hyundai, and sSangyong are doing now what Japan did in
the 70's but the evolutionary cycle is faster.
I like MBs but they lost their way and allowed Beancounters to design
car instead of engineers. Hopefully those days are over.
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