January 29, 2017

The Not-So-Great Generation: "We didn't sell out. We bought in."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 29, 2017 9:47 AM
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Oh, whatever! Germans can't engineer for sh#t, so they over-engineer all their sh#t. 'Mericans do it better.

Posted by: edadd at January 29, 2017 6:37 PM

OK, this is a great ad. But having lived a few years in Germany, I have to agree with edadd. Under no circumstances would I buy a M-B today, either used or new. I did buy one in Germany, a German-model used S-Klasse, and drove it two years. It had scads of power and got to 150-plus mph without breaking a sweat. But maintenance was not cheap, even in Germany where they don't charge an arm and a leg compared to here.

The current American model S-Class is rated by Consumer Reports as having "Much Worse than Average" reliability and its price range is $96,600 - $247,900.

No, thanks.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at January 30, 2017 6:07 AM

What Donald wrote. I have a 12-year old Mercury Mariner with 225,000 miles. I'd like something newer, but I can't justify trading in one that has had almost no mechanical problems; just wear and tear ones.

I'd likely spend more on repairs in one year on the Benz than I have in the life of the Mariner. Yeah, I know Detroit wasn't always so reliable. But they've gotten better.

Posted by: Gordon at January 30, 2017 6:35 AM

I always wondered who bought Mercuries! Its you Gordon! I thought they were like stealth cars for the FBI or something....

Posted by: pbird at January 30, 2017 9:39 AM

I coulld noot rerrain frrom commenting. Welll written!

Posted by: Kill at February 8, 2017 10:18 AM