Submitted by Beagle on Fri, 2017-12-08 10:35
I'm a "car guy" - i.e. cars are not just transportation. They are living, breathing art objects. I was at a "cars & coffee" event recently, and was talking to an acquaintance when I mentioned that I was a M3 waiter. He told me about a friend of his, another car guy/collector who bought a MS three years ago, and loved it. He claimed it was a great car, but now 3 years later, it is a piece of junk, almost literally falling apart. From the description, it sounded kind of like the "planned obsolescence" of the last generations of American cars.
In "the old days", Mercedes had the reputation of building bank vaults. They would go 200,000 miles with nary a squeak or rattle. Now they build to a price point, and they get some winners and some losers. I believe the ideas and basic engineering concepts of the Tesla are great.
But, finally my questions to you S owners with three or more years ownership - Were build quality engineering and materials cut 'somewhat' to ease construction? Is your MS suffering from premature ageing?