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The New Mercedes Maybach? by Mystique(f): 5:13pm On Jun 28, 2006
There's been so much hype about this car, its gettin ridiculous. I'm not exactly a Mercedes fan,But, Is the car REALLY dat good? Pictures Anybody?
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by diddy4(m): 5:17pm On Jun 28, 2006
why dont you google it and get the pics. you started the thread so get us the pics. i dont really dig the maybach.
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by Hunter(m): 1:26am On Jun 29, 2006
I'd rather have a rolls than a maybach, something a bit more "prestigious" about a rolls


Then again i'd probably never buy either if I had the money.
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by Seun(m): 1:48pm On Jun 30, 2006
I'd never buy an expensive car like this one. I'd buy fuel-efficient Toyota. I'd rather not be broke. wink
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by zebudaya(m): 9:18pm On Jul 08, 2006
If you had enough money to buy the car you would have enough money to buy gas
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by Oracle(m): 2:24am On Jul 22, 2006
Seun:

I'd never buy an expensive car like this one. I'd buy fuel-efficient Toyota. I'd rather not be broke. wink
the simple truth is that seun loves toyota.

[img]http://web.syr.edu/~geriley/maybach2.jpg[/img]
just the way i love mercedes, this is pic of maybach i found
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by naijadey: 3:15am On Jul 22, 2006
that is the 1997 concept from the tokyo motor show. this is the longwheel base version of the production car.


not much difference apart from the headlights. I personally see the Maybach as waste of money. When you can buy 3 S-class 550s and still have change. The S550 is the best mass production luxury car in my books.
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by Oracle(m): 4:52am On Jul 22, 2006
naijadey:

I personally see the Maybach as waste of money. When you can buy 3 S-class 550s and still have change. The S550 is the best mass production luxury car in my books.
any money used on mercedes is never a waste, mind you
[img]http://www.maybach.ru/pics/TITLE.jpg[/img]
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by zebudaya(m): 6:57pm On Jul 22, 2006
Oracle:

any money used on mercedes is never a waste, mind you

hope you know Mercedes is now American owned Daimler Crystler. And american car companies have a history of unreliability and they suck period http://carscarscars.blogs.com/index/2004/03/who_owns_who.html
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by naijadey: 11:42pm On Jul 22, 2006
[quote="zebudaya"]hope you know Mercedes is now American owned Daimler Crystler[/quote]

No Its the other way around. DaimlerBenz the parent company of Mercedes took over Chrysler in 1998. That makes Chrysler a german company. Your generalization is quite true, but totally ignorant. Although mercedes has been off their game since 1995, Today their quality is up to standard. They are still the undisputed champions in Luxury cars. The S-class has been top of its class for ever and despite stronger models from competitors, it still outsells its closest rival 3-1.

The maybach is still a waste of money. It does not too much advantage over the S-class compared to its stratosperic pricetag. That explains why the maybach has never sold more than half of its forecasted sales figure of 1000 a year. When it comes to top luxury, S-class is king. If its ULTRA luxury, Rollsroyce and Bentley have a better image.
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by zebudaya(m): 1:47pm On Jul 25, 2006
naijadey:

No Its the other way around. DaimlerBenz the parent company of Mercedes http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&start=7&q=http://www.wsws.org/news/1998/may1998/merg-m8.shtml&e=9797 over Chrysler in 1998. That makes Chrysler a german company. Your generalization is quite true, but totally ignorant. Although mercedes has been off their game since 1995, Today their quality is up to standard. They are still the undisputed champions in Luxury cars. The S-class has been top of its class for ever and despite stronger models from competitors, it still outsells its closest rival 3-1.

The maybach is still a waste of money. It does not too much advantage over the S-class compared to its stratosperic pricetag. That explains why the maybach has never sold more than half of its forecasted sales figure of 1000 a year. When it comes to top luxury, S-class is king. If its ULTRA luxury, Rollsroyce and Bentley have a better image.

Okay maybe mercedez bought chrysler ( they have two headquarters one in Germany and one in the U.S, they call it a merger) , all i know is DR Z from the chrysler group is the CEO now, also when you say mercedez is the "undisputed champions in luxury cars" what market are you talking about? because I know for sure in the U.S market Lexus, acura,bmw, infiniti are the top dawgs benz is nowhere near people don't really buy Benz's. The only luxury benz in top 10 is the C-class. http://www.forbes.com/2005/12/09/luxury-cars-sales-cx_dl_1212feat_ls.html.
The link you have in your previous post is for fast food.
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by naijadey: 10:35pm On Jul 25, 2006
Ok I admit I messed up for not stating the class of vehicle I meant by "luxury cars" I was referring to the high end class which consists of the BMW 7 series, Audi A8, Lexus LS430, Jaguar XJ, and the S-class. Mercedes does not have it easy in the lower luxury segments, but at this level its total domination. The outgoing model was still at the top of the sales charts when the new one was introduced, something that raely happens.

About Dieter Zetsche a.k.a Dr. Z. He was put in place by the then Daimler Benz CEO Jurgen Schremp to head chrysler after the takeover. Dr. Z took psoition of CEO when Schremp resigned last year because of his leadership helped make Chrysler the only profitable member of the daimler Chrysler family.

Back to the Maybach. The car is heavily overengineered and is a loss making model. All I have been trying to say is why buy a MayBach when you can get all it has in the 3 times cheaper S-class. Mercedes will learn their lesson from the current Maybach and make the next one worhty of the price. For now it looks like an ugly bloated S-class, It lacks the sense of occassion that Rollsroyce and Bentley exude.
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by samm(m): 4:00pm On Jul 26, 2006
@naijadey -- you are on point. Revamping the Maybach was a waste of money and effort. They ignored the S-Class for a minute to create the Maybach which failed to compete with Bentley or Rolls Royce.
MB has now refocused and redesigned the S-Class and it is back to it former glory. Funny enough this latest S-Class looks much better than the Maybach and I only wonder how loaded the S600 will be. I'll settle for the S55 if I was to buy one.

@Zebudaya--
zebudaya:

what market are you talking about?[/b] because I know for sure in the U.S market Lexus, acura,bmw, infiniti are the top dawgs benz is nowhere near people don't really buy Benz's.
Not so, MB defines Luxury around the world, US included.
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by zebudaya(m): 10:57pm On Jul 26, 2006
@naijadey now you are making sense.

@samm you say benz's define luxury in the U.S but benz'z are not doing that well in the U.S luxury market, please post links that prove otherwise. How many benz's do you see on the street compared to Lexus or even BMW's and Audi's.
even their SUV's (G'class) are not doing as well as the Escalade, Navigator and Range rover

The maybach had it tough competing against BMW's Rolls Royce not to talk of the maserati and bentley. I would always buy a Rolls Royce instead of a maybach if i ever wanted an ultra luxury car. . What were they thinking trying to upstage BMW?
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by Oracle(m): 11:14pm On Aug 16, 2006
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by samm(m): 4:47pm On Aug 18, 2006
zebudaya:

@samm you say benz's define luxury in the U.S but benz'z are not doing that well in the U.S luxury market, please post links that prove otherwise. How many benz's do you see on the street compared to Lexus or even BMW's and Audi's.
even their SUV's (G'class) are not doing as well as the Escalade, Navigator and Range rover

Guy, I don't have links that say otherwise. Benz's are not suppose to be seen commonly, they are luxury rides. Navigators, Escalades , those are crap not luxury. Audis except A8s are semi luxury and there aren' t too many A8s seen on the streets. Ranges are luxury but the value depreciates too fast (especially the previous body style)so that is debatable. Now BMWs and Benzes. Those are comparable and guy there are just as many of each other seen on the streets.
I repeat again, BMW and Benzes define true luxury.
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by KDK(m): 1:45am On Nov 19, 2006
Why get a maybach when I can get a bugatti veyron? estimated price £810,000 ($1.6 million dollars). You cud buy a small private jet for that. But I believe MERCEDEZ remains the standard of car making.

For those who are interested in what the Bugatti Veyron is all about, it will interest you that it took a team of 50 Engineers 5 years to perfect just the gear box, Formula 1 wind turnel wasn't adequate for testing it. Read all about it in : 

http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,12529-1890873_1,00.html?CMP=KNC-IX7429721604

You'd probably be screaming as you read.

Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by zebudaya(m): 2:39am On Nov 30, 2006
that car is too ugly to spend 1.6 million dollars on. I'll rather buy the saleen . The world's fastest car

Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by KDK(m): 11:49am On Nov 30, 2006
Zubu,
Sorry to disappoint you, veyron remains the fastest and most expensive street legal car. It adds luxury to speed. I agree that the saleen is very fast but it lacks so many things which the veyron has [by the way, i hope you know that the veyron's manufacturer's estimate of speed is +270 m/hr ( no wind tunnel to test the top speed) why else will saleen be planning to design a car that will be faster than the veyron?]. There has been a lot of specualtion about saleen trying to disign a car that will outmatch the veyron especially in speed. Can saleen add luxury to it? Why buy 2 saleens when u can buy one veryron that makes a statement?   grin

http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/07/21/barabus-tkr-takes-over-as-worlds-fastest-car/

Are you actually calling this ugly when compared to your saleen, boy? grin

Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by IroroRoyal(f): 4:43pm On Nov 30, 2006
kiss kiss kissthe car up moi!
Re: The New Mercedes Maybach? by zebudaya(m): 11:53pm On Nov 30, 2006
you're right veyron is the fastest on paper but did you know they limited it's top speed to 252 mph

i saw it on top gear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YAdKOTPw9Q&mode=related&search=

100 L tank and the gas finishes in 12 minutes gotta buy 100L every 12 mins

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