Mercedes-Benz Screws Up Again - But Stll Mercedes
Posted By www.eMercedesBenz.com on September 30, 2005 at 10:00 AM CST
Thanks to everyone for sending us this story, but we'll have to give
credit to Gabriel for sending it to us first. Today, Mercedes
announced they will be recalling 50,000 vehicles, due to a potential
problem with the windshield wipers. The recall, which will primarily
affect the German market, includes A-Class models built from April of
2002 through April of 2003, and Vaneo models built from April of 2002
through March of 2003. This news comes on the heels of Mercedes
recalling 1.3 million vehicles earlier this year, the largest in
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past several months, I'm
sure by now you've heard of Mercedes' so called "quality problems."
To be honest, I personally have never been worried about Mercedes
quality, and I doubt I ever will.
Let me ask you a question. If you're the type that lies awake at
night worrying your vehicle's quality and praying a maintenance-free
life, what cars would be at the top of your list? Probably a Lexus
or Honda, am I correct?
So what does this mean? I believe, are you ready for this, that if
you buy a Mercedes, you buy it for more than just quality. There, I
In other words, no matter what happens, Mercedes will always be
Mercedes, and Lexus will always be Lexus. Mercedes has surpassed
quality, Mercedes has become the definition of luxury. Don't believe
me? Next time you're walking down the street, stop and ask someone
to name a luxury car. Nine times out of ten they'll name Mercedes.
This is why people buy Mercedes - not because of quality, but because
of what it is - a Mercedes.
Any one that wants to tote Mercedes' quality problems, feel free to
do so. As for me, I'd rather drive an S-Class that has "quality
problems" than an LS430 that runs forever.
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