By Julian Cardenas
Since its foundation in 1926, The German giant luxury autohaus Mercedes Benz has become a symbol of luxury and power in society – as seen with executives riding at the back of a vehicle with the recognizable three-pointed star.
The financial capability of being able to afford one shows your success in all of life’s endeavors but as with everything there’s a price to pay.
Brian Ang, businessman and proprietor of a construction firm shared his ownership experience briefly.
“Wanting one weighed more than the cost,” Ang described it all in a single phrase. He has been exposed to the German brand as early as his childhood since his father owned several units, which soon inspired him to be able to have his own.
Years later, he was able to purchase a C280 sedan in 2010 but quickly sold it after a few years of being overwhelmed with the maintenance costs – a common plague that afflicts anyone who makes a choice to purchase these luxury vehicles and Ang was not exempted.
He declined to reveal the list of expenses that he had done to maintain his Benz.
However, with hard work and bouts of success in recent years, he was drawn to purchase another model in 2018, the executive E200 AMG sedan.
When asked why he purchased another Mercedes, he stated that he was drawn to the comfort and ambience of the vehicle alongside its durability – something the Silvers Arrows takes more than identity with.
But with dark times ahead and the pandemic, Ang has plans to sell his E-class but is willing to purchase another Benz in the future should business be good.
“If you can afford them then shoot! Just be ready for the bills,” says Ang in a final statement to future first time Benz owners.