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Well, the lesson learned is to replace the rear tyres well before the legal limit is reached. However it sounds as though it wasn't your car.

 

I do prefer front wheel drive cars, although I've had rear wheel drive for over 20 years now. Our Fortuner of course is RWD, but on a rain sodden motorway I can move left and slow down, and switch to 4 wheel drive.

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Neither. I'd be buying Japanese or Korean. Better quality, lower servicing costs. Lower initial cost.

The cachet of a Merc or Beemer is about the only point in their favor now, and it's a hefty price to pay for looking like a hi-so.

I'd rather have AWD, much safer in adverse conditions.

 

 

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On 1/26/2020 at 3:43 PM, Fairynuff said:

Not true, whilst they aren’t taxed the full 300% they are still considerably more expensive tho I don’t know the exact %age.

Breaking news.... Mercedes Benz costs more to buy than Toyota, and it's all the fault

of the Thai government.

 

Meanwhile back home in blighty you can buy a Benz for about the same as 2 bags of crisps!!

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On 1/30/2020 at 6:51 PM, bkmbkk said:

My F10  (520d) still goes like new after close to 7 Years and 65 K Km. Only problem I have had was the tank filler lid did not close and that was when it was 6 month old.

Before that one I had a 320d which engine was water locked , but that is another story and not the cars fault as such.

 

Best get rid of it before it gets to 100k, mine was fine then..... Bang!!! 

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On 1/31/2020 at 3:53 AM, Lacessit said:

Neither. I'd be buying Japanese or Korean. Better quality, lower servicing costs. Lower initial cost.

The cachet of a Merc or Beemer is about the only point in their favor now, and it's a hefty price to pay for looking like a hi-so.

I'd rather have AWD, much safer in adverse conditions.

 

 

So wrong.

Find me a good Jap car that has a turbo and 300hp but still look luxurious and not just sporty.

 

all cheap charlies talking about what they have no idea always make laugh.

 

I have never driven a Jap car more than just trying them and going back to German cars.

 

Sure people around the world, even in US, buy German cars because they are bad.

 

So funny... hahaha...

 

 

 

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On 1/30/2020 at 8:53 PM, Lacessit said:

Neither. I'd be buying Japanese or Korean. Better quality, lower servicing costs. Lower initial cost.

The cachet of a Merc or Beemer is about the only point in their favor now, and it's a hefty price to pay for looking like a hi-so.

I'd rather have AWD, much safer in adverse conditions.

 

 

Totally agree, jap cars are leagues ahead of German, Lexus is top of the polls for good reason!!!! 

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Owning a Mercedes is just waiting for when (not if) the "check engine" light mysteriously comes on, then paying an outrageous cost to replace a sensor you have never heard of.

I owned a couple of mercs back in Australia and never again. One of them purchased new for around $50k AU, the 2nd service while still under warranty was $3000 AU, 6% of the purchase price.

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7 hours ago, gamesgplayemail said:

So wrong.

Find me a good Jap car that has a turbo and 300hp but still look luxurious and not just sporty.

 

all cheap charlies talking about what they have no idea always make laugh.

 

I have never driven a Jap car more than just trying them and going back to German cars.

 

Sure people around the world, even in US, buy German cars because they are bad.

 

So funny... hahaha...

 

 

 

Forget the Europeans or the Japs. Go Chinese owned Volvo. The new S60 has it all; luxurious, 407 hp, AWD and costs around 2 million. Nothing on the market comes close right now. 
 

https://www.bangkokpost.com/auto/news/1847834/2020-volvo-s60-t8-thai-prices-and-specs

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1 hour ago, madhav said:

Forget the Europeans or the Japs. Go Chinese owned Volvo. The new S60 has it all; luxurious, 407 hp, AWD and costs around 2 million. Nothing on the market comes close right now. 
 

https://www.bangkokpost.com/auto/news/1847834/2020-volvo-s60-t8-thai-prices-and-specs

Well worth a look at I think. Was going to go to the presentation today but thought better of it.

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On 1/31/2020 at 2:45 AM, AlexRich said:

BMW is sporty and in my view more exciting to drive, but I'd prefer the Mercedes as it is a front wheel drive and is more stable.

 

I think that it's only the CLA that is front wheel drive... all C class, E class, and S class Benz sedans sold in Thailand are rear wheel drive unless you special order the new 4L V8 63S AMG versions with AWD (although you can put them into RWD - drift mode).

 

The CLS, SLK, and CLK are rear wheel drive too.

 

Don't know about the new A class.

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3 minutes ago, Jai Dee said:

 

I think that it's only the CLA that is front wheel drive... all C class, E class, and S class Benz sedans sold in Thailand are rear wheel drive unless you special order the new 4L V8 63S AMG versions with AWD (although you can put them into RWD - drift mode).

 

The CLS, SLK, and CLK are rear wheel drive too.

 

Don't know about the new A class.

2WD is front WD...There is a 4WD option I believe...

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36 minutes ago, JAS21 said:

Well worth a look at I think. Was going to go to the presentation today but thought better of it.

I am holding out for the XC40 recharge. It theoretically should be priced the same as the T8 V60 and S60 at 2 million. Although you never really know. The T8 XC60 should also be the same priced the same as the V60 and S60 but for some reason they priced it at 3.3 million.

 

https://www.bangkokpost.com/auto/1774074/volvo-unveils-xc40-recharge-as-its-first-bev

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1 hour ago, Jai Dee said:

Don't know about the new A class.

 

Just to verify that the new A class is front wheel drive too. 

 

A-class drive train.jpeg

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1 hour ago, transam said:

2WD is front WD...There is a 4WD option I believe...

For which model?

 

The majority of MB's on the roads in Thailand are 2WD as in rear WD.

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19 hours ago, Tigger01 said:

Best get rid of it before it gets to 100k, mine was fine then..... Bang!!! 

My friends 520d has covered 350 K Km without a breakdown or anything unusual , still goes strong. His car is in Turkey but I don't think that makes a difference.

Have many similar stories from people I talk to.

It sounds like you have been unlucky beoynd normal for these cars.

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