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    hi guyz hope you'll like this topic i have been thinking for a while which one would be better suitable to me the style of a mercades(any latest model c- or e-class) or the huge presence of the prado both will cost roughly the same and mantainence would be simmilar too i am a business man so i need to drive in for meetings and at times have some goods to be delivered or transported too.so i am realy confused cuz the mercs as a whole are all about class elegence style status wheare as the prado is all about fun work horse practical.so i hope you guyz come up with some realy good enlightening ideas for me to make a decision .


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    Dear I would rather suggest u to be atleast clear what u want, a comfortable modernised Sedan or an Offroading machine......They might both cost the same (May Be) but are totally different species....

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmarSattar View Post
    Dear I would rather suggest u to be atleast clear what u want, a comfortable modernised Sedan or an Offroading machine......They might both cost the same (May Be) but are totally different species....
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    According to your use Prado would be suitable for you.
    It will also provide luxury, status as well as transportation for goods IMO.
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    i would rate prado 100 times better than Merc. But still both r different species. U havnt mentioned year model of the vehicles

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistansportsathar View Post
    hi guyz hope you'll like this topic i have been thinking for a while which one would be better suitable to me the style of a mercades(any latest model c- or e-class) or the huge presence of the prado both will cost roughly the same and mantainence would be simmilar too i am a business man so i need to drive in for meetings and at times have some goods to be delivered or transported too.so i am realy confused cuz the mercs as a whole are all about class elegence style status wheare as the prado is all about fun work horse practical.so i hope you guyz come up with some realy good enlightening ideas for me to make a decision .
    First and formost please clear your mind. What you want is some thing only you know. Mercedes C or E class can not be compared with Prado, one is a Executive Sedan other is a 4x4 luxury vehicle.
    If I compare Prado with Merc E or S class then there is nothing stating "Yes I made it" or "$h*t I am loaded" (which ever your preference is) like these cars. But in Pakistan nothing tells a copper to stay away from your car like a Prado.
    So if status is your cue then both will do the job.

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    Sir get the W211, Prado is just a waste of money compare to it.

    You can get a good w211 200CDi for 3.5M PKR and a W204 C180 CGI for 4.0M and CDi for 3.7M.

    A near 17.0 cubic foot trunk volume should be enough for luggage.

    Prado or even Land Cruiser has nothing luxury or sophisticated, they are just big truck like vehicles with space.

    Nothing like a Cayenne or X5.

    Toyota is a bread and butter brand with 0 prestige, it cannot compare the three point star badge in million years.

    Regarding the police thing Prado and Land cruiser are only used by small time MPA or Minister.

    Governors, Chief Ministers, Prime Ministers and President of State use the W220 and E65.
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    Go for the Mercedes Benz specially if you can afford a W212.Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrr better then any Japanese vehcle.

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    play it safe and go for the "vadera mobile" (prado) as it'll be more practical & comfortable on our pathetic roads.

    but if you don't need practicality & comfort, then go for any luxury car as they all are about the same now.
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    In your price range you are looking at an 03-04 W211 Mercedes if comparing to a Prado price wise. Not the most reliable (electronic issues up the yin yang with it) but was greatly improved by the 05 model year. So shoot for a 05+ W211 if you want to go the E class route. Incidentally the exact same applies to the W203 C class also...aim for 05+ as most of the bugs were ironed out. Avoid 03-04 C classes or E classes IMO.

    Keep it simple...buy a Prado and enjoy the social status it brings in our beautiful image conscience country

    Remember...its easy to buy one of these cars but the true test comes if you can maintain it. Parts ain't exactly cheap for the Mercedes nor the Prado. But if you can afford than flaunt it

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    models i am expecting shall be in there newest shapes yea they are realy two different species,prado is basicly an suv with off road capabilitys,the mercs are well designed with an attention to detail interior and every thing is put at that place for a purpose and not just merely fixed there.so mercs are all about class.

    some guyz mentioned above yar my main purpose to get a vehicle is to see my self happy and comfertable and not to show people that i have made it i am a person who values extra ordinary things like the mercs which have there own touch of sense although they too havent crossed satisfactory levals.but some cars these days do a great job to make life fun and enjoyable.

    Pradoff road beast,ample of space,7 seater,good torque,nice hight to make bumps go unnoticed,good for long routes,beautifull

    Mercades: smooth,well built,attention to detail,modern,excelent engine response,classy luxury,great sat nav functions,very comfertable,great city runner,very noticable,beautifull although i think mercs would be more comfertable on long routes i dont kno why

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    atleast don't buy a C class,, waste of money u ll never like it.
    Go 4 an E class or a 5 series according to ur likeness

    If u want to deliver goods buy a suzuki bolan
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    Sir I can arrange E550 with 7G tronic and Airmatic, 2007 model as well as C180 Blue Efficiency 2007 5 speed A/T.

    If you are interested, do let me know.

    Both made in Germany, no Malaysian or Iranian stuff, very few available in Pakistan, you can count them on figures, only in Karachi.

    It will change your perception about MB.
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    how about surf?
    people who use Highbeams.. once day would suffer too bigtime. People who drive slow on fast lanes, remember one day a vehicle carryin ur son, dad might get late to hospital coz people like u. underaged driving will land u in bigtime trouble one day or the other.. And the Blue indication light on ur speedometer denotes "High Beams"

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    preferably a new shape mercades would do better hmush for the new shape e class and will you import it personally and other details pls

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    go for prado al the way.
    Prado tz petrol fulloption will cost you around 4.0 plus.
    It is as plush and comfortable as mercedes.
    And if you travel to uneven roads then it will be muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhh better ride than mercedes.
    Newer mercedes's suspensions are made to run on roads of first world countries and beleive me their ride isw much much firmer than prado.

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    @pakistansportsathar

    Sir, with all due respect, I can assure you that apart from 2-3 persons in this thread, no one has ever driven any W211 or W204.

    If you are in Islamabad, Storm can guide you best.

    Unless you are planning to travel on no roads, Prado is good, if you are going to travel on roads, a 15 years old W210 E240 has better ride and cruise than a Lexus LX570.

    Also plan your for fuel costs and taxes.

    Whatever you buy, do not buy without driving first.

    Best of Luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaheryar251 View Post
    atleast don't buy a C class,, waste of money u ll never like it.
    Go 4 an E class or a 5 series according to ur likeness

    If u want to deliver goods buy a suzuki bolan
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    prados and mercs arent meant for courier service
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    @ 959 can u arrange an e350?
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