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Posted: 1/20/2006 2:22:33 PM EDT
Walking to the bank today I saw 3 of them.

And every single one of them was screwed with. Some jackass had tried to pry the Mercedes emblem off the back of the trunk and every single one of them was broken leaving just a three pointed star with no ring around it and a screw driver pry mark in the paint.

I can't imagine owning a $40,000+ and having some dickface fuck with it.

You work hard, make money, buy something nice to show for it and some asshole fucks it up.

What the hell do people even do with a stolen mercedes emblem?

Do they put it on their fucking tricycle or Hyundai and try and convince people THEY have a Mercedes?

If I had the money for a car that nice I'd never buy it. Some asshole will just fuck with it.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:26:51 PM EDT
I hear ya.

I've always looked at cars as something to get me from point A to point B. Style and comfort usually take a back seat to function, price and reliability for me.

If I had a long commute requiring long hours on the road or in the car I might feel differently but I don't.

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:32:02 PM EDT
Why would anyone own an AR-15?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:34:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
Why would anyone own an AR-15?




Well did you read my post or just the title?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:35:18 PM EDT
This has acualy been a thing I have thought about.
Find a late model Mercadees wrecked.
Repair it to drivable condition, with all windows and interior intact.
Drive it in city traffic like I don't give a flying fuck and just see how fast people take to realize "this guy is nuts and give a fuck" I want the lights intact but body crumpled. I have the warped idea this would be fun.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:36:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 2:38:53 PM EDT by Duffy]
I traded in my E320 and Range Rover for an S500. I have to spend time in going to clients, and at times have to travel during rush hours, so I want my time in the car to be comfortable. Fortunately nobody has fooked with my car yet, a door ding in the rear right door is all. I live and work at nice areas of the town, a car like mine is dime a dozen and doesn't even get a second look, in Malibu there are far nicer and more expensive cars to drool over.

You may not appreciate the ride in a mid size or full size Mercedes until you got used to riding in one, then have to switch to a loaner or something for a while. The C class sucks ass, not even as nice as a Honda Accord.

This one is a business lease, so after another 4 years I'll turn it back in for a new one

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:38:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rifleman18Echo:

You work hard, make money, buy something nice to show for it and some asshole fucks it up.

What the hell do people even do with a stolen mercedes emblem?




I've been told high school kids put those emblems on their backpacks to show off to their little buddies. My BIL had F150 emblems pryed off a brand-new truck, and the little dickless wonders broke an F250 badge trying to get one of mine.

Needless to say, I'm very cautious about where I park the porsche. I bet the little faggots would cream themselves to get that emblem. If I ever catch one, I'm taking a thumb for a souvenir.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:40:00 PM EDT
My DOdge neon had its emblem stolen once. guess they wanted to start out small. lol.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:40:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 2:42:25 PM EDT by olds442tyguy]
All cars get their hood ornaments jacked whether it's a 1985 Cadillac or a brand new Benz.

Lots of times, people use the emblems as key chains and/or necklaces. Kind of the poor thiefs bling I guess. These are probably the same who jack antennas to make crack pipes as well.

With that said, I'd love to have a 2001 CLK55 AMG. Beautiful cars in my opinion.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:52:17 PM EDT
I had the Chevy symbol ripped off my Suburban. They hit the whole neighborhood. They even took my nanny's Astro Van symbol. Where is the status in that?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:03:48 PM EDT
Astro van emblem....sheesh...must be pretty despirate eh?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:18:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rifleman18Echo:
What the hell do people even do with a stolen mercedes emblem?

Do they put it on their fucking tricycle or Hyundai and try and convince people THEY have a Mercedes?



You'd think not ... but two years ago I saw a Honda Civic DX coupe with a Ferrari "horsie" on the front grille where the "H" would normally be.

Then I walked to where I could see the back of the car and the guy had put a Subaru WRX STi wing on the back. You could tell it was a Civic DX because it still had the Civic DX stickers on the back of the car.

So I guess that was a HondaFerrari-bu?

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:21:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 3:22:24 PM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:28:53 PM EDT
No ones ever tried to take my Grand Am badge
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:30:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Duffy:
I traded in my E320 and Range Rover for an S500. I have to spend time in going to clients, and at times have to travel during rush hours, so I want my time in the car to be comfortable. Fortunately nobody has fooked with my car yet, a door ding in the rear right door is all. I live and work at nice areas of the town, a car like mine is dime a dozen and doesn't even get a second look, in Malibu there are far nicer and more expensive cars to drool over.

You may not appreciate the ride in a mid size or full size Mercedes until you got used to riding in one, then have to switch to a loaner or something for a while. The C class sucks ass, not even as nice as a Honda Accord.

This one is a business lease, so after another 4 years I'll turn it back in for a new one

home.earthlink.net/~whitman/backdrop.JPG

looks like you live in AZ? I haven't seen many Benzs with missing emblems out here. But I did see a honda civic with BMW emblems, I was driving a BMW at the time so I made sure they saw me laughing at them
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:33:22 PM EDT
Why would anyone own a Mercedes?

because "Things Are Better in a Dodge"
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:33:45 PM EDT
That's the problem with ANYTHING halfway decent. My parents had a Dodge Dakota and someone pried all the V6 Magnum emblems off.

In 2002, I had the VW emblem stolen of my 1989 Jetta Diesel. Some people are just a waste of oxygen.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:36:28 PM EDT
all cars have their emblems stolen even my old shitty Blazer.
The fun part is catching them and nobody is around to see you
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:40:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:34:28 PM EDT
Because no else makes a stock 424rwhp sedan that can hit a 11 sec 1/4 mile even when launched by your mother.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:42:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ClayP:
Because no else makes a stock 424rwhp sedan that can hit a 11 sec 1/4 mile even when launched by your mother.



Ever heard of BMW?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:44:17 PM EDT
Years ago when I owned a '90 Mustang LX 5.0 I had someone seal the 5.0 emblems off of it.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:45:29 PM EDT
wtf is a bonnet?

I live in Malibu, I just take my car everywhere, also to AZ's Big Sandy MG shoot in 2004
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:46:26 PM EDT
My Toyota Corolla remains hidden in the sea of mediocre econoboxes....
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:46:30 PM EDT
If you're going to buy a car from Germany, BMW is where it's at.


Originally Posted By ClayP:
Because no else makes a stock 424rwhp sedan that can hit a 11 sec 1/4 mile even when launched by your mother.



*cough* www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/m/m5sedan/default
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:49:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:
My Mercedes bonnet emblem got stolen so often I kept a spare indoors 'just in case'.....cvnts!

ANdy



Here it's called a "hood."

Also, we keep the spare in the "trunk," not the "boot."
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:49:56 PM EDT
Someone scratched the shit out of the front emblem of my '90 525I with a spoon when I still had it. They left the spoon sticking out of the grill. About as mad as I've ever been.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:14:20 PM EDT
Ever drive one?

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:17:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 5:18:12 PM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:22:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 4:19:21 PM EDT by panzersergeant]

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:

Originally Posted By vito113:
My Mercedes bonnet emblem got stolen so often I kept a spare indoors 'just in case'.....cvnts!

ANdy



Here it's called a "hood."

Also, we keep the spare in the "trunk," not the "boot."



Heathens!

The only time I put 'Gas' in my car is when I fart!

ANdy



"Petrol" sounds too much like indigestion medicine to me.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:30:57 PM EDT
Drive a 500SL and you will find out
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:39:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zip:
Ever drive one?




I'm sure they're wonderful.

But people fuck with that shit so bad down here. It isn't worth owning a car that nice.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:18:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:

Originally Posted By ClayP:
Because no else makes a stock 424rwhp sedan that can hit a 11 sec 1/4 mile even when launched by your mother.



Ever heard of BMW?



Yes, and I have also heard of Launch Control which is not fully enabled in the US market, SMG trannies that grenade, and timeslips in the US that only dip into the high twelves. The Merc 5spd is capable of 700 ftlbs of torque. The M5 puts out 285 ftlbs of torque rear wheel and only after getting over 5k rpms, less than most Mustangs.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:18:57 PM EDT
I'd love a Mercedes.





Or the classic w115. Everything a luxery sedan should be and built like a brick shithouse.

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:28:36 PM EDT
That's pretty much the one german car that I really have no particular interest in owning.

The S500/SL55 cars are nice but when I think of Mercedes they're just kind of bland. Sorta like an Avalon or Buick I guess.

I see crap tons of them around here but for the life of me I don't see how people get passionate about them.

Back to the topic...I once had someone steal the front fender "RX-7" plastic script off my seven year old 1983 RX-7. What on earth were they going to do with that?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:30:30 PM EDT
I had a Mercedes.

Biggest POS, money pit EVER.

YMMV


Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:36:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ClayP:
Because no else makes a stock 424rwhp sedan that can hit a 11 sec 1/4 mile even when launched by your mother.


Chrysler 300 SRT. DC is considering shutting down this model since it out performs Mercedes models on all fronts.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:38:20 PM EDT
Saw this once while going west towards Lexington Ky on I-64. A 240D in cammo(and I mean a good cammo paint motif,in European Woodland,every bit as good as anything the Army had)AND then,the chrome was put back on.

Had an 88 190E,biggest $$$ eating POS I ever had,leaked oil,water,A/C had a mind of it's own. Stalled out all the time,dealer never did fix it,but was only too happy to take my $$$$.

Have also seen Mercedes trucks with the star messed with,except they're made of plastic,and simply break.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 5:41:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tnek:

Originally Posted By ClayP:
Because no else makes a stock 424rwhp sedan that can hit a 11 sec 1/4 mile even when launched by your mother.


Chrysler 300 SRT. DC is considering shutting down this model since it out performs Mercedes models on all fronts.



The SRT8 is a performance bargain. Great looks, and nice US motor mated to a German driveline. It will not do a 12 second 1/4 though, more like low 13's for 1/3 the price of an M5 or E55.

www.dragtimes.com/compare2.php?resultpage=1&make1=5&model1=111&op1=%3E%3D&year1=2005&make2=30&model2=483&op2=%3E%3D&year2=2004&make3=9&model3=178&op3=%3E%3D&year3=2005&make4=-1&op4=%3D&year4=0&submitButtonName=Compare%21
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:08:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 6:47:42 AM EDT by Jarhead_22]
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:20:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 6:22:16 AM EDT by tanlegsintx]
For the most part , I feel most people buy them for "status" in the states. To each his own. Funny thing is these vehicles are used as taxis in other countries. As long as you buy the upper end class meaning spend at least 50,000.00 USD you get what you pay for. I like Mercedes but I prefer VOLVO. Thinking of trading her in for AUDI or BMW. After seeing Transporter 2, Audi does look promising.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:33:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 6:41:00 AM EDT by Duffy]
Why you..... I have never heard anyone call the S-Class bland
Lexus copied a lot of the S Class lines, the LS430 and the S430/500 look somewhat similar, with the S500 looking bolder and more fluid. I have heard of one person said he thought I drove a Lexus though But what did he know, he drives a Jag

The 2007 S-Class has taken on some CLS design cues, especially in the sweeping roofline and from the B pillar back in looking like a coupe, my next one will be a CLS, the S-Class is very long.



CLS500
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:49:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:54:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 6:57:49 AM EDT by 95thFoot]

Originally Posted By legalese77:

In 2002, I had the VW emblem stolen of my 1989 Jetta Diesel. Some people are just a waste of oxygen.




Like these guys. Hey- there's your VW emblem!





Check this out, too: www.angelfire.com/fl2/beastie/vw.html

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:56:32 AM EDT
The only Mercedes I'm interested in owning...



Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:00:35 AM EDT
That's why I'm hesitant about buying a Murcielago when I'm rich. I'd love to drive one, but I wouldn't love to have to take it to the body shop every week to fix the broken windshields, scratched paint, dented panels, and stolen badges.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:01:04 AM EDT

The only Mercedes Daimler Benz product I'm interested in owning...







Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:07:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheSneak:
If you're going to buy a car from Germany, BMW is where it's at.


Originally Posted By ClayP:
Because no else makes a stock 424rwhp sedan that can hit a 11 sec 1/4 mile even when launched by your mother.



*cough* www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/m/m5sedan/default



The M6 is out.

http://www.bmw.de/de/produkte/automobiles/bmw_m/m6_coupe/index.html

0-100 km/t in 4,6 sec, 507 bhp
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:10:37 AM EDT
That can happen to any car. All three of mine have been vandalized and they are all old vehicles. Most recently my $2,500 Roadmaster was badly keyed, $1,300 in damage. They caught the guy and he faces criminal charges, and the possiblity of getting kicked out of the university where I work.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:13:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
That can happen to any car. All three of mine have been vandalized and they are all old vehicles. Most recently my $2,500 Roadmaster was badly keyed, $1,300 in damage. They caught the guy and he faces criminal charges, and the possiblity of getting kicked out of the university where I work.

GunLvr



Why did he do it? Did he see gun stickers on your car and let his libtard self come out?
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:20:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
That can happen to any car. All three of mine have been vandalized and they are all old vehicles. Most recently my $2,500 Roadmaster was badly keyed, $1,300 in damage. They caught the guy and he faces criminal charges, and the possiblity of getting kicked out of the university where I work.

GunLvr



Why did he do it? Did he see gun stickers on your car and let his libtard self come out?



I do have a big yellow ribbon (support the troops) on my car but I think the reason he did it was I saw him steal a traffic ticket from a car and put it on his so he could park illegally in the faculty lot. I reported him (stealing is a violation of the college's honor code I am I required to report those violations). The irony is that he could have parked for free 1/2 block away in a student lot (free parking during winter break). He also apparently didn't know the lot is covered by security cameras (there were lots of break-ins and even a couple of attempted rapes there years ago).

The kid does appear to be a libtard--he drives a libtard car.

GunLvr
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