You might be interested to know that Mercedes Benz has sacked all of its UK dealers.
To an extent, sales and servicing are going to be split up, which must be good, especially for customers wanting their cars fixed.
One aspect of this is that it is in the servicing that most money is made. Another is that the dealers alienate customers both potential and actual. So many people love the cars but will never buy another one because of the treatment they receive at the dealership. One thing is certain: MB cannot do the job any worse than the existing dealers.
1999 SL 500
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