Originally Posted by KKM3
I too appreciate great cars from different manufactures, that's why I bought a PORSCHE. I am not blinded by the 'roundel' as you say. I just happen to think that Mercs are way over rated and many are blinded by how Mercedes look from the outside. I have little respect for Mercedes as a premium car maker They are experts at maximizing profits by cutting corners in the cars they produce. No company is perfect but Bmw and Porsche are at the top of my list. Why settle for an inferior car because it looks better? A true enthusiast would not even consider a Benz. I also admire cars from Audi, Nissan and even chevy. Sorry if my previous posts seemed a little ' fanboyish '(a cute bimmerpost term) i just think poorly of Mercedes and with reason.
Respectfully, your thought process is a little misguided. Yes a lot of the Mercedes lineup is made up of large, heavy cars with huge engines that don't perform, however, there are PLENTY of Benzes that go against this as well. Mercedes also holds a motorsport tradition that rivals or exceeds that of any car manufacturer on the planet, and competes very competitively in many forms of racing today, including F1, where, BMW decided to bow out because, quite frankly, they sucked.