For a $90,000 car, this look like your basic mom car. You buy a Porsche, a GTR or a Corvette, people are going to break necks and stare at your car. With a Mercedes, it just looks like a normal sedan with a loud exhaust. So if you want a car that turns heads, don’t get a Mercedes. If you want to see how a real sports-sedan is designed, look at the Audi RS7, that’s a sexy beast.
This car is a tin-can when it comes to evaluation. Let’s take a $100,000 Mercedes car, in three years, you can get the same car for about $50,000. You might say that every car depreciates, but then why does a 2012 GTR still cost $70,000 or a Z06 from the same year for the upper 60s. If you’re in the market of losing money, go ahead and buy a Mercedes, it’s pretty much the same thing.
3.THEY SPEND MORE TIME IN THE SHOP THAN ON THE ROAD
Every time I go to the Mercedes dealership, I see more people in line for service than actual buyers. Let’s be honest, Mercedes breaks down all the time.
4.REPAIR COSTS ARE INSANE
Realistically, all German cars are very expensive to maintain. However, for an AMG, the prices are through the roof. A brand new engine is $78,000. I know with Mercedes’ track report of constant break downs, I definietly don’t want to paying that.
5.THE TRANSMISSION SUCKS
No body can argue this, for the amount that you’re paying, the transmission lags too much and it’s just not up to par when it comes to sports car, especially a prestigious brand like Mercedes.
Overall, these are just my opinions, I’m pretty sure we can all agree that Mercedes is a great brand with a quality product with a couple of downsides. Even though, I have all of these complaints about it, I’m still probably going to go out and buy one.