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Old 07-24-2009, 11:09 PM
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Sup guys, i need your help. Long story short, i have a cousin that i hate, who just recently bought an 01 w210 E430 and he thinks hes the ish now. Used to drive a Camry, now a Benz...acts like he doesn't know me anymore . So i decided that enough is enough, time to one up him. Well, I'm torn between either a 2005 w211 E500 or a 2008 c-class. Both of them have problems, though. The E500 is an old design, which is soon to be replaced, but as i observed at my cousin, an E-class is still the ish, even if its 10 years old...that stupid *****. Anyways, the new C-class is beautiful, a real neck breaker, but the only thing from keeping me buying one is its "image". I always see the c-class associated with the phrases "poor man's Mercedes," "entry level, comparable to an accord". That's not what i want to hear. So at this point i don't know what to do, give me your suggestions guys!!

Sorry for the realllyyy long post, but im really pissed right now

Appreciate the help!!!

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Old 07-24-2009, 11:51 PM
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Get whatever makes you happy. Forget about your cousin...
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Comparable to an Accord? Are you kidding me? LOL That's the first time I've heard that.

A Mercedes is a Mercedes, no matter what kind it is. CLASS

Forget your cousin and get what you want. You will be the one driving it.
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yes, i have heard people say the C class is the poor man's benz.

for the last two years, it wasnt though. people used to say its for people who couldnt afford the E class, but the tech in the C class beat out the W211 E class. But now, that the new E class is out, it is again the poor man's benz. lol

with that said, I love it, and i would encourage you to buy the C class because it would be a lot better than your E class in tech and reliability
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honestly most dont know the classes all they see is merk and say "wow that must of cost at 50 grand right?", what it comes down to is what u want, trying to impress or one up someone is in the end stupid and pointless, at the end of the day its what YOU want, i would go for the C cuz its newer and will keep a higher resale value in the long run, plus i like the look better, but again up to u thats just my .02
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Originally Posted by benzlvr2500 View Post
Sup guys, i need your help. Long story short, i have a cousin that i hate, who just recently bought an 01 w210 E430 and he thinks hes the ish now. Used to drive a Camry, now a Benz...acts like he doesn't know me anymore . So i decided that enough is enough, time to one up him. Well, I'm torn between either a 2005 w211 E500 or a 2008 c-class. Both of them have problems, though. The E500 is an old design, which is soon to be replaced, but as i observed at my cousin, an E-class is still the ish, even if its 10 years old...that stupid *****. Anyways, the new C-class is beautiful, a real neck breaker, but the only thing from keeping me buying one is its "image". I always see the c-class associated with the phrases "poor man's Mercedes," "entry level, comparable to an accord". That's not what i want to hear. So at this point i don't know what to do, give me your suggestions guys!!

Sorry for the realllyyy long post, but im really pissed right now

Appreciate the help!!!
He probably doesn't know about all the W210 rust problems which include the front spring perches breaking off. Instant lowering.

The W210's day is past and the late W211 is far superior in every way.
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What the he!! are you worried about your cousin for?? Seriously if he is such a d!ck, don't have anything to do with him.
Buy the car you want and try your best NOT to think of him when you chose.
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Comparable to an Accord? Are you kidding me? LOL That's the first time I've heard that.

A Mercedes is a Mercedes, no matter what kind it is. CLASS

Forget your cousin and get what you want. You will be the one driving it.
believe it or not, our OWN FORUM compared them...disgusting https://mbworld.org/c-class/2009_mer...nda_accord.php

i think its an outrage
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:29 AM
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honestly most dont know the classes all they see is merk and say "wow that must of cost at 50 grand right?"
the irony is that mine did cost 50K lol
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honestly most dont know the classes all they see is merk and say "wow that must of cost at 50 grand right?", what it comes down to is what u want, trying to impress or one up someone is in the end stupid and pointless, at the end of the day its what YOU want, i would go for the C cuz its newer and will keep a higher resale value in the long run, plus i like the look better, but again up to u thats just my .02
definitely true. im just letting you guys know that im not a ***** who "just wants to be better" if i gave you that impression of me...ive had a couple benz's in the family before so i know my stuff. but yea its true that people think that benz's are just more expensive. i had an R class and my friend asked me "damn how much is this? 75 grand?" and i just laughed
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hahaha he drives a 9 year old e-class and you care? you could buy a new civic and still one up him
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If a c-class is poor man's benz then what do you call a b-class??
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If a c-class is poor man's benz then what do you call a b-class??
we dont get those in the US so I guess it doesnt count.
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get the C-class. If he doesn't know much about the car, he will think the car costs like 50 or 60 grand. People always think that my car is SOOO expensive and it makes me feel like damn, I really got some bang for my buck.
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the irony is that mine did cost 50K lol
wow then u payed wayyyyy too much
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I think your a moron!! You wana buy a benz for all the wrong reasons! U don't deserve to drive 1.. Sounds like its all about an image to you..I bought my c-class cuz I thought it was gorgeous and well priced.. Not 2 impress some1!
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the GLK is in about the same price range as a C too. moreover outside the US, Benz also makes the A class and B class, and dont forget Smart. there are also benz vans and benz trucks, which, fine, are not cheap but at least doesnt look too 'rich'.. so ya we arent toooo poor afterall.. :P

tho entry level or not or whatever, i still love it and im still more than grateful for wt i have.
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That has to be the absolute DUMBEST reason I've ever heard to buy a car...just to try to show off and keep up with your cousin. You complain that your cousin bought the car and now thinks he's the "ish" but you're doing the exact same thing...buying a car just so you can brag to ur cousin about it. Stop being jealous and buy a car for yourself...that you actually like.
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Originally Posted by benzlvr2500 View Post
Sup guys, i need your help. Long story short, i have a cousin that i hate, who just recently bought an 01 w210 E430 and he thinks hes the ish now. Used to drive a Camry, now a Benz...acts like he doesn't know me anymore . So i decided that enough is enough, time to one up him. Well, I'm torn between either a 2005 w211 E500 or a 2008 c-class. Both of them have problems, though. The E500 is an old design, which is soon to be replaced, but as i observed at my cousin, an E-class is still the ish, even if its 10 years old...that stupid *****. Anyways, the new C-class is beautiful, a real neck breaker, but the only thing from keeping me buying one is its "image". I always see the c-class associated with the phrases "poor man's Mercedes," "entry level, comparable to an accord". That's not what i want to hear. So at this point i don't know what to do, give me your suggestions guys!!

Sorry for the realllyyy long post, but im really pissed right now

Appreciate the help!!!

You never need to one up somebody. The question is why you want to? I sense you have some very deep seated maturity and self-esteem issues. I think you should stop thinking about cars and do a lot of introspection as to what is truly important in this life. I don't know how old you are but hope you are quite young, so this may just be a part of youth.

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This thread received more responses than deserved.
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This thread received more responses than deserved.
agreed - this guy is contributing to the negative stigma surrounding those who drive Mercedes...

I know that I personally don't drive what I drive to measure up against anyone else - I/we simply have the brains to maximize value when faced with similar alternatives at the time of purchase...

Someone please delete this thread - completely counterproductive
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