Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans have great success in the European market, so naturally Mercedes-Benz is pushing hard to have the Sprinter line of vans succeed in the US market as well.
While the competition from Ford, Chevy and GMC is stiff, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinters are able to persuade new buyers with a few very important facts. The cost of ownership is 7.7 to 9.1 percent lower than for its competitors.
When one calculates that in dollars, that would be savings of approx. $6,000 to $7,000 over a 5 year period. Lower fuel consumption will save the owners around $2,500 a year, plus of course the longer maintenance intervals for the Sprinter vans.
The Sprinter Vans are ideal not only for service and repair companies, but shuttling services and long term van rental companies.
While they are certainly more expansive than the competition, over the long-run, the Sprinter van family is not only safer on the road, but they are cheaper to maintain.Read More
Deciding what type of car or brand to buy is one thing, but deciding whether or not to buy a used or new is usually the easiest decision. Common sense tells you that used cars for sale are cheaper, but as we’ll tell you in a moment, it isn’t always by a big margin.
Let’s take the Chevy Corvette for example, it is $12/month cheaper to buy a new one when compared to a used one. According to Edmunds.com, another good example is when buying a new BMW M3, it costs just $34 a month more than buying a one year old.
The decision to buy a news vs used car is getting harder and harder, especially when you factor all the rebates manufacturers and dealers hand out when buy a new car. Even the luxury car manufacturers are having great sales numbers these days, even with the recession in tact.
BMW has risen 13% and Mercedes-Benz has also sold 7.3% more cars this year compared to last, which is another indication that new cars are not only more desirable, but they are also affordable enough for buyers.Read More
Just received a tip from one of readers who was lucky enough to catch a glimpse (and record it) of the brand new and barely disguised Porsche 911 Carrera (991) at a gas station in Stuttgart, Germany. Given the next 911’s longer wheelbase, we expect a more supple ride without a corresponding sacrifice in dynamic competence. The power comes from a 400bhp version of the 3.8 liter flat six found in today’s 380bhp Carrera S.
Thanks Toldi for the tipRead More