Well look at this rare sight on the streets of San Francisco, or anywhere else for that matter – it’s a brand spanking new Maybach sedan from Mercedes Benz. Just five cars from this brand were sold in America for the whole month of February 2009. Ouch.
That means that Maybach dealerships in America are on a pace that will have them selling less than two cars each in calendar 2009. Ouch, again.
On Presidio Boulevard. Click to expand.
Of course that’s much worse than what Audi dealers faced during their bad time in the 1980’s after 60 Minutes embarrassed itself with the unintended acceleration fiasco. Back then each Audi store sold about one car per month. Ah memories…
“Apparently, the brakes were failing at exactly the same moment that the gas pedal decided it had a mind of its own. Perfectly plausible, at least to the 60 Minutes crew.”
It turned out that drivers were pressing the go pedal instead of the slow pedal. And there were reasons for that, and the cars had other issues as well, but 60 Minutes really pulled a boner on that one. Oh well. Anywho, Audi considered leaving the American market, things were so bad.
But what about Maybach? How much longer can it go on?
Chin up, Maybach. It can’t get worse than this.