Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Is it really worth this? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by 1toycad
I am looking forward to lease returns for the 2003-04 E class Benz, preferably in AMG ...
I am looking forward to lease returns for the 2003-04 E class Benz, preferably in AMG clothing.
The power numbers are incredible with the AMG's! I was more impressed with the E320 CDI on the showroom floor I checked out. We're talking about 369 lb ft. of torque at just 1,800 rpm and 701 miles on one tank of fuel!! That was a beautiful car in silver but the price tag was $7,000 more here than what a DTS starts at. ($70k) The salesmen were more than courteous and helpful answering my questions.
Personally, I think the styling on MB's is starting to lag compared to Cadillacs. It used to be that Caddies were the old man's car, but I don't think anyone can logically say that now! The roles are becomming reversed if they haven't already.
Nice car, but its based on the S-Class, which has been very problematic in the current version. The S-Class is getting replaced in 2005 or 06 and the CL Class will follow shortly thereafter. Id say 12 to 24 months would be a perfect time to scoop one up for a hell of a deal, but Id make sure to get an extended warranty of some kind if you dont lease it.
OK, this is getting a little wierd Ian!! Usually I'm the one knocking MB for some quality issue and you're praising it!?
By the way, you got it backwards, Im KNOCKING them and YOURE praising them!
Ive said it before and Ill say it again, the badge means nothing to me, and I dont take any prisoners when it comes to addressing each manufacturers weak points and problems. Mercedes and BMWs have their share of issues, and Mercedes particularly with the S Class. Thats all Im saying. That doesnt mean I wouldnt jump at the chance to own an S Class.