You're mad to drive a Merc (I didn't say that...!)

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  1. Mercy1

    Mercy1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Party chat gets round to winter/snow driving, and my smug, ultra-sensible, VW-driving neighbour launches into his favourite jibe: "Surely, EVERYBODY knows that NO-ONE with any sense will buy a Mercedes or BMW"...Smurk, smurk...
    I'll swing for this guy if he makes this very pointed comment again...
    Come on guys, give me your best acid retort!!
     
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    Life is full of mediocrity - buying a VW proves the point more eloquently than words ever could.
     
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    Perhaps you shouldn't be inviting such a crashing bores to your parties. Or attending theirs.
     
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    bang some winter wheels on, and shoot past him this winter! :D
     
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    Or even better some winter tyres :D

    :devil:
     
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    i was trying to speak americanesque... :p
     
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    Even they have winter tires...
     
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    I wonder why the VW chairman, when commissioning the phaeton, used Mercedes as the benchmark.

    Now I am confused. :confused:
     
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    ok, truth is... i was only trying to get to 1000 posts :D
     
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    In an off-topic thread? Fail! :D
     
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    ...come on guys, you're not concentrating..!:D

    (thanks to all, i'm making notes...)
     
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    lol mocas... go away!

    you're all ganging up on me here :(
     
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    Neither are you - this should have been posted under "General discussion". ;)

    Come back with Peter Drucker's quote: "What everybody knows is usually wrong."
     
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    So the ONLY reason your neighbour likes his VW is the fact in winter for a few days a year his car is front wheel drive? (unless he has a 4motion?)

    Like the 99% of time the rest of the year I would rather be in my Merc thanks.

    :)


    Oh lord please will you buy me a Volkswagen my friends all drive BMW's and Mercedes Benz....

    Nope that doesn't work either.
     
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    You are spot on - that was my comeback but a bit weedy in the put-down stakes. I want something that will REALLY hurt!!!!!:devil:

    Like the Peter Drucker quote Mocas - that's in the book!!:bannana:
     
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    You could also try: "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, and so is a Mercedes-Benz - but only in the wrong hands. You stick to your safe little VW, old chap."
     
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    Tell him that you would rather walk than drive a VW.

    Or constantly refer to his VW as a Skoda or Seat. I find this tactic works a treat when confronted by some charmless wit with an Audi.
     
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    Which VW model does he drive?

    Joking aside I've had VW cars and they are very good, different to a Merc though depends what you want from the car.

    So really no need to knock them as Merc / VW's all good best maybe then not to raise to the bait and play it cool and say yes they are good. I have a brochure for the currrent VW pheaton W10 4motion etc etc....
     
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    Ee, lad, there's nowt wrong with Škodas!
     
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    "But then, not everyone's owned a Mercerdes-Benz, so what do they know?"
     
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