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Old 05-28-2019, 02:03 PM
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A Mercedes will typically have more features related to comfort, such as nicer seats, soundproofing, adaptive climate control, auto-adjust of cabin elements per driver, etc. It will also have an engine and chassis which delivers more performance, has better handling, and is better at stopping. On the downside, all of those features mean there's a lot more stuff to break and to repair. The cars can also be more difficult to work on, which means a more specialized mechanic is needed at a higher hourly rate, and more hours are needed for the repair. The parts will often be more specialized, which means they're harder to get and will be more expensive. The only way it makes sense to have one is if those premium benefits are worth it enough to you to overcome the high cost of maintenance. It's definitely not a car you get if all you need is basic transportation.