What sort of people drive a Merc ?

paulfoel

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I'm always getting stick from my mates because they think a merc is an old mans car. I was just wondering about others that drive a Merc.

What sort of people visit this forum for instance ? Age, married, occupation etc ?

For instance, for me

Age = 35
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GrahamC230K

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All sorts of pople drive Mercs, I'm 24, work in IT, the rest of my details are for me to know!
 

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From GTG at Maff's I'd say there couldn't be a bigger mix of people!
 

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I wouldn't say the "old mans car" stereotype applies any more. I certainly don't get any stick for driving one - on the contrary - most people are very impressed and several so impressed that they are thinking of getting one themselves.

Reasons for buying one, (apart from owning a prestige brand) is that I needed a car that I would keep for at least a few years - didn't want something that I would get bored of after a year and end up changing (as has been the case with my last few cars!), and wanted reliability, build quality, comfort, and some nice thoughtful features - all of which have proved themselves so far.

Really don't think income, age or family situation is a factor, to be honest - there are a wide range of mercedes available to suit all incomes & family sizes these days !! Unless you are buying brand new, they are as affordable as any other car on the road if well maintained.

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Although I personally don't see the marque as an old man's car, I am slightly concerned by the amount of middle aged gentlemen who stare at me whilst driving. I hope they are admiring the car - or maybe they think I have just stolen it.

I certainly think the S-Class has a more conservative, middle-aged feel to it (sorry in advance to S-Class owners), and I would probably look a little out of place driving a hulking great S500 around at my age.

However, bottom line is I really don't mind what joe public thinks about my car - if I get stares from curious bystanders then I suppose it can only be a good thing.

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my mates always take the mick out of me too, until i whip their sorry ar*es!

they say "here comes Alps in his dads car!"
 

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I went to have a look at the Z4 when it was launched. The BMW salesman asked me what I currently had. When I told him, he replied "Isn't that an old man's car?" :rolleyes: (great sales technique, i thought)

I got a Merc cos I always wanted one. :)


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I thought the average owner was 15 and owned an SL, CL, Porsche Turbo and a pagini Zonda:D :D ;)

oh yeah ! mustn't forget dear 'Toby' !
 

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33 & again, work in IT, Sys Admin - funny how many of us are in IT innit?
 

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Originally posted by Sp!ke
33 & again, work in IT, Sys Admin - funny how many of us are in IT innit?

I think thats more a reflection of who uses on-line forums than of Mercedes drivers. Probably because we sit in front of computers all day with nothing else (well more interesting) to do.
 

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Originally posted by Sp!ke
funny how many of us are in IT innit?

We have been there before Sp!ke

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