What is the Mercedes design philosophy?

Written by Mercedes-Benz Fan


To begin, every Mercedes must be easily identified as part of a cohesive family. To this end,repparttar most obvious trademark isrepparttar 141083 three-pointed star. This star symbolizesrepparttar 141084 aggressive and forward-thinking approach ofrepparttar 141085 original Mercedes designers. As a whole,repparttar 141086 star representsrepparttar 141087 concept of a motorized universe, withrepparttar 141088 points standing for "on air, on water, and inrepparttar 141089 air." In addition,repparttar 141090 Mercedes design philosophy can be summed up in three points. Mercedes Design Philosophy: 1. A Mercedes must be a recognizable member of a united family 2. A Mercedes should reflectrepparttar 141091 overall values ofrepparttar 141092 company while delivering top quality performance 3. The design should be a combination of tradition and innovation This progressive mindset was instrumental in developingrepparttar 141093 classic car brand. Looking back torepparttar 141094 late 1970ís and early 1980ís, Mercedes embarked on a bold new design that relied on aerodynamic principles and a modern streamlined design. What resulted wasrepparttar 141095 S-Class and C 111-3. While these models were considered groundbreaking atrepparttar 141096 time, neither series sacrificed style for class.

4 tips to save a bundle on your next new car purchase

Written by Prashant Desai


Many of us have been atrepparttar car dealership and have been drained by a salesperson during price negotiations forrepparttar 141051 purchase of a new car. Most people give in too easily or do not negotiate at all to avoidrepparttar 141052 dreadful act. This only means more money inrepparttar 141053 car dealersí pocket, while you are out of several thousand dollars! Yes, they make that much in profit per car.

This article unveilsrepparttar 141054 dealerís selling tactics and how you can get around them. But before we dive intorepparttar 141055 new car buying tips, we need to understand what makes uprepparttar 141056 dealerís profits.

In addition torepparttar 141057 MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price), which isrepparttar 141058 dealerís cost forrepparttar 141059 car plus an additional 20-25% profit, a dealer also gets financial incentives fromrepparttar 141060 manufacturer when a new car is sold. This is called Holdback.

Depending onrepparttar 141061 car, dealers can make hundreds on each car through holdbacks. Dealers also get additional incentives and bonuses on selling a car beforerepparttar 141062 end ofrepparttar 141063 month and/or quarter.

A shrewd dealer can make several thousand on a new car even by selling it at invoice price. This is how new car buying can become tricky forrepparttar 141064 consumer.

Ready to learn how not to put a dent in your wallet on your next car purchase? Here are four tips to get you started. Each one is a dealer tactic to watch out for.

1. The Guilt Trip

As you may have noticed, every desk in a dealership has photos ofrepparttar 141065 salespersonís family, instead of photos of cars. Midway inrepparttar 141066 negotiation,repparttar 141067 sales person will bring them up and make it look like his little commission check can hardly pay for his daughters college and little Bradleyís braces.

A seasoned salesperson will soon have you feeling guilty for drivingrepparttar 141068 price down and hurting his commission. Watch out not to fall for this tactic, since you already know about holdbacks and incentive programs from manufacturers.

2. Wearing You Down

Come prepared to spend half a day atrepparttar 141069 dealership or pay whateverrepparttar 141070 dealer asks for. Car Dealers are trained to delay and tire you out torepparttar 141071 point where you give in and accept their price just to get out of there.

After you make your offer, sales people typically claim they would have to run it by their manager. You may then have to re-start negotiating withrepparttar 141072 manager, who is also a seasoned salesperson. This dance goes on for a while until you give in.

Remember, there are multiple dealerships in a city, so they need you more than you need them. Demand to speak torepparttar 141073 manager after a certain time period or threaten to leave. Because you are devoting a lot of time to bargain withrepparttar 141074 dealer, they know you are a serious buyer, so they will not let you leave. The earlier you can speak withrepparttar 141075 manager,repparttar 141076 faster you can leave.

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