Vantage, I wrote my response in the early morning hours and was half loopy so I apologize if I came off cranky.
My point was, build quality and motor are the two things you seem to have a problem with and build quality and motor are two pretty important aspects of a car arent they? lol
I think what prompted me to respond was a post I noticed last week where you complained about the wimpy motor specs ( which are similiar to my miata which I lOVE) and then suggested the motor needs to be more like a mercedes. I didnt comment in that thread. So when you came in this post complaining you were worried the care would fall apart I reacted to it.
My dad has had 6 mercedes since I was a kid and every one of them have had problems, fortunately my fiancee used to work for Mercedes and the problems were taken care of.
So, maybe due to my personal experience I was a bit harder than I should have been towards the little Diamlers.
Im not sure why you brought up the little 190 they had at Lotus USA? Did someone tell you thats what Im basing my assesments on?
Yeah, I drove it, and Ive driven an S2m, to be frank neither of them put me off. I thought they were both ok but Im used to spartan cars and dont mind a few rattles. So I figure if Im happy with the Eurospec cars Ive driven, then I'll prolly be more than happy with the US spec cars.
PS, I was serious about the Maybach.
No need to move on to a different board, its just spirited conversation. Heck we're a bunch of empassioned car nutters...sure theres gonna be some heat. Its all in good fun Im sure! And this is the best US board on the net IMHO, it'd be a shame to move on! Stay awhile!