Go Back   MBWorld.org Forums > General Forums > General Mercedes Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

General Mercedes Discussion Use this forum to discuss general Mercedes-Benz topics that are not specifically model related.

Sponsored by : MB Online Parts
Click Here

Welcome to MBWorld.org!
Welcome to MBWorld,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-17-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
IB Staff
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 185
Why do so many dictators prefer Mercedes?

Check out today's homepage article about some notorious Benz owners from the dark days of history. Why do you think so many bad dudes like such good cars?
To remove this ad, register today or login if you already are registered!

MBWorld Editor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 06:16 AM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Posts: 14
Drives: 07 Toyota Harrier
Talking maybe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MBWorld Editor View Post
Check out today's homepage article about some notorious Benz owners from the dark days of history. Why do you think so many bad dudes like such good cars?
They know how to roll in style for sure

Just to add to your list: the corrupt-kleptoratic-scandal ridden Indonesian government have two S600 Pullman Guards on active duty; one for the president and the other is for the veep. Rumor has it that they actually have as many as six Pullmans!
lleeoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 06:39 PM   #3
Super Member
 
rmfnla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 917
Drives: 2010 Infiniti G37 Coupe; 2011 GLK 350 w/ Premium 1, Multimedia & Sport Appearance; I LOVE IT!
What a great thing to ask!
__________________
Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...
rmfnla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 06:50 PM   #4
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
LawRens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Norcal
Posts: 1,100
Drives: 43
Send a message via AIM to LawRens
"While a 5-Series might handle better, and a Jag might be (slightly) faster, they pail in comparison to the sheer magnificence of a Mercedes Benz. And it seems that we're not alone in our appreciation for the marque. Many of the world's infamous dictators have worked out their power-plots in the back of a Mercedes. But why choose a Mercedes over say, a Rolls Royce, or a Cadillac?"

Typo? Pail --> Pale?
LawRens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 04:56 PM   #5
Super Member
 
rmfnla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 917
Drives: 2010 Infiniti G37 Coupe; 2011 GLK 350 w/ Premium 1, Multimedia & Sport Appearance; I LOVE IT!
I seem to remember tye Nazis driving a Rolls Royce in one of the Indiana Jones movies, and the Arab Sheik they were trying to do business with wanted it more than the treasure they had brought for him...
__________________
Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...
rmfnla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 08:01 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: jackson,ga
Posts: 31
Drives: 1990 300e
royvotava
Send a message via Yahoo to royvotava
Simple!!! ,So many dictators drive Mercedes because when the peasants show up with their pitch forks and ropes, the dictator wants to be sure he has a reliable car to get away in!!!!
royvotava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 08:18 AM   #7
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
MACHC5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 1,060
Drives: CLK63 Black, 600E, Supercharged Denali, Lotus Elise
It's very simple... Mercedes make great armored cars....
MACHC5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 09:52 AM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 7
Drives: 2003 mercedes s500
Dependable.. mercedes has been known as a sign of luxury for years
chidoks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 08:51 PM   #9
Member
 
JeffyPooh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NS
Posts: 131
Drives: 2008 E350 4Matic
Political Prisoner Restraint System

My E350 has a very convenient 'Political Prisoner Restraint System' (ideal for attaching handcuffs) just below and in front of the rear seat. The fold-out metal loop looks very similar to the Cargo Attachment points in the trunk, but the location of the PPRS gives away the true purpose.

__________________
2008 E350 4Matic
MB Canada MY08 spec: 952 Sport Pkg, 954 Avantgarde Line, MPP Premium Pkg, 755 Tenorite Grey Metallic, 821 Black Leather, 732 Black Bird's Eye Maple Wood, 413 Panoramic Sunroof, heated 4 seats & steering wheel, PPRS. CPO with 24k km (= 15k miles) in summer 2011

2004 C240 4Matic (gone)
1999 C230 Kompressor sedan 'Classic' trim (long gone) - New in 1999, this cost the same as the '08 E350 CPO (above) did in 2011.
JeffyPooh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 08:51 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
300, 600e, arab, benz, dictator, dictators, dictatxors, drive, drove, guard, mercedes, mercedez, prefer, prisedents, seniors



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:55 PM.


Copyright 2001-2012 InternetBrands, Inc. / MBWorld.org. All Rights Reserved.
Everyone's Personal Details

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2