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Old 08-17-2011, 06:07 PM
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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?
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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!
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"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?
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I seem to remember tye ***** 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...
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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!!!!
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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.

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