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I Want This Car!

Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:18 am



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Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:41 am

Well I want this car...

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Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:55 am

What the **** do you need this heavy tank for in Denmark?

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Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:29 am

I think this qualifies as CAR PORN. There were plenty of scenes of hands and fingers stroking supple leather seats or tracing sinuously along a steel curve. It was also very interesting the emphasis that was placed on ballistics and surviving undercarriage (bomb?) blasts. I guess it's the world we live in.

Very handsome car nevertheless.
 
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:09 am

Quoting Pelican (Reply 2):
What the **** do you need this heavy tank for in Denmark?

Nothing except I love gadgets Big grin
 
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:19 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 4):
Nothing except I love gadgets

So do I but what are you going to do with it, oil it down every night?

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Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:25 am

Quoting Pelican (Reply 2):
What the **** do you need this heavy tank for in Denmark?

I don't think the point of this car is that anyone NEEDS one, per se. Unless, of course, you're under threat of assassination.

Luxury cars in general are not made out of necessity, they're made because there are people out there willing to spend well into six digits on a car.

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Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:59 am

Folks, that's still a Mercedes!  no 

Meaning, if you'd buy it, it will spend more time in the workshop than on the road in the first 2-3 years. Plus, you'll get "customer service" that's easily outperformed by Skoda or Hyundai. The times where Mercedes built quality cars are over. The only thing that still is "premium" is the price.

Stylish image films will not change that.
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:01 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Thread starter):

You're welcome to it.

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Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:09 am

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):
Well I want this car...

Isn't there a company out there that is selling a whole complete body kit for this car.

For somebody wanting to build a hot-rod that seems a whole lot better way to go then destroying a classic frame.
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:30 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 4):
Nothing except I love gadgets

I see, but the armor should effect the performance of the car negatively, therefore I wouldn't want to have it - unless of course it is needed.

Quoting LH423 (Reply 6):
Luxury cars in general are not made out of necessity, they're made because there are people out there willing to spend well into six digits on a car.

I wouldn't argue about that. My point was more why would anyone want a useless feature, that effects the performance and the costs negatively, in a car.

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Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:37 am

Quoting L-188 (Reply 9):

For somebody wanting to build a hot-rod that seems a whole lot better way to go then destroying a classic frame.

I would never build a hot rod for this car, pure and classic is how I like it.
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:44 am

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):

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Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:21 am

Quoting Pelican (Reply 10):
I see, but the armor should effect the performance of the car negatively, therefore I wouldn't want to have it - unless of course it is needed.

Well if I was a billionaire, and money wasn't a problem, then I'd buy it just to have it, plus a "normal" one too I guess...

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 5):
So do I but what are you going to do with it, oil it down every night?

Park it in my garage with room for hundreds of cars and use it occasionally


That smoke system is pretty useful if you're being chased by the cops  Wink

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Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:50 am

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 7):

I have to disagree with that. They're back now. Starting with the 07 S, they've brought their quality WAY back up. Look at the rating on the W221 vs. W220 especially when it first came out. MB realized the problem and they're climbing back up. Even the 2003 S500 my mom just bought is a significant upgrade over my uncle 2000 S430, not just cosmetic, but they changed a lot of their suppliers for the W220 for 2003-2006. His car has been in for Airmatic over 4 times, yet in the year that the W221 has been out I have heard of 1 Airmatic failure which was a major problem on the early build 220's. Jaguar's are top notch now too, and I don't just say that cause I work at the Jaguar dealership in my area.
 
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:10 am

Quoting AMERICAN757 (Reply 14):
I have to disagree with that. They're back now. Starting with the 07 S, they've brought their quality WAY back up. Look at the rating on the W221 vs. W220 especially when it first came out. MB realized the problem and they're climbing back up. Even the 2003 S500 my mom just bought is a significant upgrade over my uncle 2000 S430, not just cosmetic, but they changed a lot of their suppliers for the W220 for 2003-2006. His car has been in for Airmatic over 4 times, yet in the year that the W221 has been out I have heard of 1 Airmatic failure which was a major problem on the early build 220's. Jaguar's are top notch now too, and I don't just say that cause I work at the Jaguar dealership in my area.

I tend to agree with you.. I haven't driven the current S-class I've only been sitting in it, but I tried the old S-class, and there is a world of difference between the quality feeling between the previous and the current S-class. The current one seems very solid and feels like it is built of great quality.
 
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:20 am

My dads has one and they are nice.

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 7):
Meaning, if you'd buy it, it will spend more time in the workshop than on the road in the first 2-3 years.

Hasen't been in the shop yet

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Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:22 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 16):
My dads has one and they are nice.

I'm jealous!!

My dad used to own the W140 S-class:
(this is not the actual car. My dads car was "dunkelblau" )


I loved driving it!

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Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:34 am

Quoting AMERICAN757 (Reply 14):
I have to disagree with that. They're back now. Starting with the 07 S

Yes, and I heard the new C-Class is very well build as well.

That being said, Mercedes Guard cars are basically hand-crafted in a facility separated from the normal production line. Only Mercedes' most skilled, committed (and reticent) employees work there.
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:58 am

My boss has one. Very nice car, drives nice, with amazing features (lights up like a spaceship on the inside at night=exciting for me), but still falls into the "overkill" category for me. He has the AMG something-or-other version of that and his wife drives the SL 550 convertible.

As for service, he says that's just something he expects. It's a Mercedes, it has a million gadgets and sensors, it's going to spend some time in the shop.
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:10 am

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 19):
My boss has one. Very nice car, drives nice, with amazing features (lights up like a spaceship on the inside at night=exciting for me), but still falls into the "overkill" category for me. He has the AMG something-or-other version of that and his wife drives the SL 550 convertible.

Nice!
Yeah I see what you mean. To be realistic, I'd be happy with the S350 and then spend the money on a lot of gadgets inside the car instead, if I had the money that is.... Not that I'd say no to an AMG though.. dont get me wrong  Wink
 
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:21 am

1 word springs to mind watching that vid with all the gadgets and bits on it........expensive!!
 
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:02 pm

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):
Well I want this car...



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Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:06 pm

Quoting AMERICAN757 (Reply 14):



Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 15):



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 16):

Sounds good, I'd love to hear that they are recovering. I have to admit that I never had a personal look on the current year's models. However, Mercedes has pissed off a lot of their customers here, and I'm afraid that they will have to perform for several years in a row to regain their trust.

It was not only their quality issues. The service they provided to their customers was ridiculous. 2 first-hand examples from relatives:

One had issues with his 2000 E-Class (after the guarantee expired). He was at the workshop of his local Mercedes branch 3 times. They exchanged several parts, but the problem kept showing. Finally, he tried an independent workshop. When he showed them the Mercedes workshop invoices, people could not believe their eyes. The Mercedes workshop actually charged him for exchanging parts that did not even exist in his car.

The other story from another relative was even better. After having brought his 2003 ML to the local branch workshop for the x-th time for various problems, he received a letter from his insurance company, where they asked him to give a statement regarding his recent accident. He was a bit surprised, as he had none.

Turned out that an employee from the workshop took the car home after work. And since the ML is so spacious, he drove to the local home-improvement market to make some purchases. Unfortunately, some guy on the parking lot crashed into the car, and they had to exchange the rear bumper.

Not only did they fail to inform their customer about this incident. Upon request, the workshop manager found all this completely normal. He claimed that they had so many problem fixes that they were not able to do test-drives after the repairs during working hours. So they encouraged their employees to take their customers' cars home after work, to check if everything was working. And after all, the incident was not that bad, and they repaired everything, so they did not understand why he made such a fuss out ouf it.
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:45 pm

I want the Audi RS8 . Search that on google and u'll know what I mean....

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Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:13 pm

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 23):
t was not only their quality issues. The service they provided to their customers was ridiculous.

Wow, completely the opposite here. When ever we take a car in for service it is free (under warranty) they always seem to do a good job, and we get a nice loaner car. Last time I took the S550 in for my dad, they gave me a loaner 550 SL. Needless to say that he wants one now and I might end up with the 500 SL.  Smile

On a side note he bought the 500 SL in 1999 and hasn't had a single problem with it.
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:19 pm

I want an '07 Range Rover Supercharged. My only complaint is the black-laquered wood that is in the cabin standard.

I want burled walnut in my Supercharged. For a $92,500 SUV, they better make it happen...  Wink
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Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:04 am

Quoting JCS17 (Reply 26):
I want burled walnut in my Supercharged. For a $92,500 SUV, they better make it happen...

Why would anyone want to spend that much on transportation?
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Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:26 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 27):
Quoting JCS17 (Reply 26):
I want burled walnut in my Supercharged. For a $92,500 SUV, they better make it happen...

Why would anyone want to spend that much on transportation?

Why would anyone want wood that looks like plastic wood in a car?  Wink
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Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:41 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 28):
Why would anyone want wood that looks like plastic wood in a car?

To compensate for something?  Big grin
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Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:13 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 27):
Why would anyone want to spend that much on transportation?

Its all relative. I find it odd that people don't think twice about someone who makes $50,000 a year and spends $30,000 on a car or 60% of their annual salary, but these same people will make a big deal out of it when someone who makes $1,000,000 a year spends $100,000 on a car or 10% of their annual salary.
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:07 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Thread starter):



Not sure about the car, but the tune's cool!

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Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:16 am

Quoting RobK (Reply 31):
Not sure about the car, but the tune's cool!

Indeed... I found it on mp3... I'ts called Dj Riggy - Bobblin' remix
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:32 am

Yeah, this is a special Mercedes... I am happy with my one:

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My car  Wink


Different license plate though Big grin


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Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:38 am

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 33):
Different license plate though

You're very fortunate!!  Smile Well done!! I can still only dream of a car like that!
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:39 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 34):
You're very fortunate!! Smile Well done!! I can still only dream of a car like that!

Get it if you can! Its fast (3.5l, 272HP, 162mph), comfortable and not too big! you can even get a parking spot with it Big grin hehe...

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Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:49 am

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 35):
Get it if you can! Its fast (3.5l, 272HP, 162mph), comfortable and not too big! you can even get a parking spot with it Big grin hehe...

Wow a 3.5L engine in a C-Class?? That car must be a rocket!!! :P
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:50 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 36):
Wow a 3.5L engine in a C-Class?? That car must be a rocket!!! :P

Well, cant complain and on the German Autobahn, no speedlimit Big grin Big grin do I need to say more  angel 

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Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:53 am

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 37):
Well, cant complain and on the German Autobahn, no speedlimit Big grin Big grin do I need to say more angel

Haha! Big grin My father once owned a Mercedes with a 3,2 liter engine and I thought it was really fast!!
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:54 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 38):
Haha! Big grin My father once owned a Mercedes with a 3,2 liter engine and I thought it was really fast!!

Yeah its the previous one! it got upgraded to the 3.5 one. Combined with the 7G-tronic automatic shift its so smooth and powerful and fast... Big grin

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Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:02 am

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 39):
Yeah its the previous one! it got upgraded to the 3.5 one. Combined with the 7G-tronic automatic shift its so smooth and powerful and fast...

I've tried the 7G-Tronic in the ML and R-class... very nice indeed!  Smile I was just test driving those two cars about a year ago for fun...
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:05 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 40):
I've tried the 7G-Tronic in the ML and R-class... very nice indeed! Smile I was just test driving those two cars about a year ago for fun...

Yeah, both nice cars as well indeed... and the 7G-Tronic a very good thing to have... I never ever want to have manual shift again *shiver*

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Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:08 am

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 41):
Yeah, both nice cars as well indeed... and the 7G-Tronic a very good thing to have... I never ever want to have manual shift again *shiver*

I understand Big grin I'd like to have an automatic but with tiptronic..
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:09 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 42):
I understand Big grin I'd like to have an automatic but with tiptronic..

I can do manual shifting on the steering wheel... 2 small paddles allow me to change the gear Big grin Very nice feature Big grin

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Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:11 am

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 41):
and the 7G-Tronic a very good thing to have... I never ever want to have manual shift again

The Merc I used to have was the last piece of shit car (more in the shop than in my garage) but I really liked the 7G-Tronic, it came close to Audi's Multi- and Tiptronic and VW's DSG respectively (all three are masterpieces!). I never, ever want to have manual again as well, today's automatics are very smooth and mostly even less fuel consuming than manual. I would rather pass on other extras than on an automatic transmission.

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Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:14 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 44):
The Merc I used to have was the last piece of shit car

Then I guess you were just unlucky... I never had any trouble so far! everything just perfect... Mercedes forever Big grin

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Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:22 am

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 45):
Then I guess you were just unlucky...

Dunno. If you browse the car forums, there is more than a few highly pissed Mercedes drivers around.

But glad you like yours, and I'd really love to see Mercedes building better cars again. They used to be the flagship of our car industry, but they probably relied a bit too much on their name alone under Schrempp's and Hubbert's regime.

Anyway, I'll keep my Beemer...  Smile
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:23 am

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 43):
I can do manual shifting on the steering wheel... 2 small paddles allow me to change the gear Big grin Very nice feature Big grin

Well that's tiptronic I think :P Damn can I have your car pretty please?

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Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:24 am

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 46):
Dunno. If you browse the car forums, there is more than a few highly pissed Mercedes drivers around.

Yeah I read about that too... there was a time where the quality of Mercedes was pretty bad and the service as well. But I think it has improved again! finally... But I am fine so far with service and the car...
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Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:26 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 47):
Well that's tiptronic I think :P Damn can I have your car pretty please?

Come over to Germany and I'll take you for a ride Big grin

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