silverarrow said:has the build quality got better
i have gone over to lexus but do miss the mbz
but cannot cope with poor cars bad build and attitude dealers sorry stealers
are the 2004 reg and 2005 any better
rees_A said:I like MB becuase they are quite, comfortable, easy to drive and you feel good driving in them. Even though there are quite a few out there now, I personally still feel I am driving the second best built car in the world!!
ddentrec said:Even the M-B factories are owned by Mygyar (may have spelt this wrong!) who build Mitsubishis in the same plant: they are not even operated by DC.
ddentrec said:You used the word 'feel' twice.
The fact is that M-Bs are designed by subcontractors, and also built by them. DaimlerChrysler have done this to reduce the unit cost of the car, which has been created using automotive specialists like Bosch and MMG who also do work for Ford, etc. Even the M-B factories are owned by Mygyar (may have spelt this wrong!) who build Mitsubishis in the same plant: they are not even operated by DC.
Your 'feel' factor is the Mercedes brand image and nothing more: that is the only bit that DaimlerChrysler actually do own.
gary350 said:In the latest What Car out today MB are 10th in a reliability survey and the second highest euro car after Skoda (9th) all the rest are far eastern, this beats BMW (17th), Audi (28th) and Porsche (14th) of interest the average cost of an MB claim repair was almost half that of porsche £411 against £972. General opinion is that MB are improving.
1 - Honda
3 - Toyota
4 - Nissan
5 - Lexus
yes and my _TOY YODA_ MR2 put 70,000 trouble free miles on the clock in two years It did not leak, Throw blots, Rattle or anything the SL did in the 20K I owned it... _NO ONE_ gives a merc a second look these days (unless its something special) so why kid ourselves about extra status for driving one ?rees_A said:I for one wouldn't be seen dead in a rebadged toyota (aka Lexus) no matter what car mags or anyone else say about how wonderful they are...At the end of the day they are still Toyotas!!!!...
peterchurch said:The dealer arranged a test drive of a viggen for the morning while they put my car back together. They sorted it out washed the car inside and out and It was ready to hand back when I bought the viggen back (not that I wanted to )
Mercedes has gone from being the global benchmark for quality and one of the most profitable auto makers in the world to a money-losing shambles. For the first half of 2005, the premium carmaker lost $1.1 billion. Clearly, Zetsche will have his work cut out turning Mercedes around.