Harvey’s mother used to say: “Nothing but the best.
Mercedes-Benz always says: “The Best or Nothing.”
Both are right.
With all the mileage we put on cars, we thought
the much touted Mercedes GLK 2500 Diesel might be worth a look.
Reviews called it a superb driving machine, raved about its
excellent gas mileage.
We decided to investigate from our home in New
Hampshire. All of our business was conducted over the phone with
Mercedes Manhattan’s Carla Nurse. We reported the mileage and
condition of our car; she offered what we deemed a fair trade-in
allowance. We told her what we wanted: a white, panorama-roofed
vehicle with heated seats, Navigation control, and Blue Tec among
some other niceties. “No problem,” she said and worked up a sale
that included a 2014 GLK with all the equipment we desired and more
including all-weather mats and a strong golf umbrella.
We had yet to meet Carla and see our new vehicle
when a few days before we set out for Manhattan to consummate our
deal, some careless individual backed into us with her Honda Civic.
Her car crumpled; ours, a 2012 GLK, sustained a couple of dimple
dings. Nevertheless, having been through the mill with automobile
dealers in the past, we were concerned.
A few days later, we drove into New York and
finally met the smart, sophisticated and stunning Carla who took a
look. “No problem,” she said once again. Then she added “We will
take care of it. Your trade-in allowance will not be affected.”
They had told us the diesel mileage was terrific.
Still we never expected to drive the nearly 300 miles from New York
to New Hampshire on a half a tank of gas.
And the ride was incredibly smooth as was the
entire Mercedes experience. It was, as Harvey’s mother used to say,
“Nothing but the best.”