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What is an automobile? Is it a mode of transportation, or is it an object that defines our personality and who we are? For most of us, it is a combination of both. However, there are variables that influence the decision about which make and model we will drive. The cost of acquisition and maintenance, in most cases, is the limiting factor. Often times, the maintenance consideration is neglected. Our objective is to educate and provide a facility which makes owning a high calibre vehicle, such as Mercedes, possible.

Tuesday, December 27 2011

Back in the day when I started this business, Mercedes Benz had about 5 models. These cars were made to last, the resale was great, and owning one was a true sign of status. These were cars people bought to keep for a lifetime. Of course, at this time, most of the sales were from diesels: the iconic 240D, the popular 300D, and the venerable 300SD. These cars were true investments, made like no other car in the world, and they had a loyal following. You would never see an ad in print or on TV for the sale of a Mercedes – they did not need to. No MB was manufactured until there was an actual order for a specific car, either by an individual or by a dealer. Owning an MB was a true status symbol. If you owned an MB you truly made a statement of your success. Today, the market has become truly segmented. There is a car for every price point and for every economic situation. These cars are engineered to last 60k miles, and then tough luck. All cost considerations are factored by the bean counters. The Germans cannot compete with the Japanese (or Koreans) as far as price, durability and longevity are concerned. The Mercedes marque still has its mystique and brand, but for reliability, value and longevity, I think I would look elsewhere.

Posted by: Ken Redmond AT 09:56 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email

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The Benz Store specializes in the early mechanical speedometers, and early electronic S-Class 1981 and newer and SL Models starting in 1981 thru 1995 on most models. 

 Mechanical repair $75.00/Exchange.

Electronic $95.00/Exchange and the correct mileage it provides.

2 Day Turnaround. Email any questions.

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