July 9, 2003
NY Times headline:
American Cars Show Gains in a Survey of Dependability
By DANNY HAKIM
Mercedes-Benz fell behind its sister brand Chrysler in a
report on vehicle dependability, while General Motors surged.
I guess you get what you pay for, huh? Anyone with any common
sense at all knows that
EVERYTHING is about marketing and separating you from your
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What's this? An American newspaper puffing up local produce
I don't think they were puffiing up anything. I think the NY Times was
printing the JD Powers owners survey. MB came in way down the list in owner
satisfaction. What a surprise. They are not building the MBs the way they
did in years past. Too many gadgets, too many problems. Let me know next
time you see the NY Times puff up anything good about America. That bunch
of wacked out liberals should be spending more time teaching their reporters
how to write the truth and less time on ther left-wing agenda editorial
Unfortunately , it seems, both. The bit about the Times isn't exaclty news,
but the apparent slippage of MB quality is to those of us who are still
driving the older models. There was a day when you could buy pretty much any
MB and know that it would run forever.... The stories from owners of new
MB's on this board are truly disheartening. ...
On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 16:59:11 GMT, "Chris O'Malley"
What do you really expect? You are now faced with a cut-throat market
where saving every penny counts, technology marches on relentlessly
and cars get more and more crammed into them while the real cost of
buying one drops. Its simple, if you pay less and get more then money
has to be saved somewhere, so gone are the individual wood trims with
the right number of holes in for your switchgear and instead you have
rows of blanking switches, things look/feel cheaper, material
qualities are lower. C'est la vie...
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