I'm sorry, but Mercedes-Benz sucks.

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  1. SickOfItAll

    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    Because they don't offer a fucking manual on most (or any) of their cars :rant:
     
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    MB > You
     
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    my step-mom's SL500 is 5spd auto :hs:
     
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    Because most of the people who buy a Mercedes cant drive stick :o
     
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    People who buy MBs don't want manual. :hs:
     
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    :confused: I thought all AMGs were automatic too. It's their official policy.
     
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    UnaBomber Closed-minded pig-headed racist xenophobe OT Supporter

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    i would drive an auto amg anydays.. its fast enough as is..
     
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    TireSmokinSRT Bring in the stunt cock

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    The only MB's i'd own would be AMG's. (more specifically SL55/E55)
     
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    Mercedes has m/t for the C Class, and the SLK. No demand for a manual.
     
  10. SickOfItAll

    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    If people who drive luxury cars don't want manual, then why can I get every Bimmer in a manual except the 7 series?
     
  11. Taylor

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    AMG cars = snooze

    I'd take an AMG -65 of any type just because they're ridiculously fast, but the other ones are not interesting to me.
     
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    They offer them on all the SLKs, and all of the C-Classes (except the AMG models).

    Not that it matters anyway, the MB manuals realllllllllly suck. The automatics on the other hand, are some of the best in the biz.
     
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    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    I'd take a Bimmer over the equivalent MB any day for the simple fact I can get it in a manual. And if BMW doesn't offer a comparable vehicle, I'm sure I could find something ;)
     
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    TireSmokinSRT Bring in the stunt cock

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    um, my asshole...are you talking about a C32? They run mid-high 13's chico ;)
     
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    RenaultFreak OMG

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    shaddap, most of their slush boxes can outperform some "manuals" and "manumatics"
     
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    Don't forget that thier C-class cars comes with no CD player whatsoever as standard equipment. $25k+ and only a cassette player standard = :greddy:.
     
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    Driver's car v non-driver's car. They both have luxurious amenities, but MB is 'classic' luxury and BMW is sporty luxury.
     
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    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    Mercedes puts down nice numbers sometimes, but lack of manual just fucking kills it for me. Audi offers a manual in most of their cars, BMW offers it in theirs...don't know about Infiniti or Lexus, but I know you can at least get manual in a few of their models (G35 and IS300). Acura doesn't offer manual in a lot, and I wouldn't buy one of their cars for the same reason.
     
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    A car can be fast and auto...but people like me enjoy shifting...whether it is a truck, or car, or econo-box...I love stick shift.

    manual trans is a preference, not an indication of speed (unless you have a slow car to begin with)
     
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    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    Don't like manumatics either.

    Whether or not it outperforms a manual is something I'd have to see tests for to believe.
     
  21. TireSmokinSRT

    TireSmokinSRT Bring in the stunt cock

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    well damn, i've never seen one run anything under a 13.30...

    :dunno:
     
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    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    :werd:

    I like having that extra level of control over the car.
     
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    TireSmokinSRT Bring in the stunt cock

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    no offense...but that really doesn't prove anything. If you car ran 12.9 thats fine...i just have never personally witnessed one running better than a 13.30.

    Anyone can post pics of timeslips...Like i said, i'm not asking you to prove it, since i really don't care...just pointing it out.
     
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    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    It doesn't matter if they're fast with an auto - I like driving a stick, thus MB sucks because they don't offer a stick.

    Hell, even their flagship exotic isn't going to have a manual when it hits the pavement.
     

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