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Mercedes-Benz Screws Up Again - But Stll Mercedes

Posted By 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  
Mercedes' history.

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  
said it.

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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