Mercedes-benz

Diskutime tek 'Makina e motorra' filluar nga enton, 10 Nov 2002.

  1. enton

    enton Fillestar

    Mercedes-benz

    In Destitute Albania, the Mercedes Rules the Road

    By DANIEL SIMPSON

    TIRANA, Albania, Nov. 9 — This may be one of the poorest countries in Europe and its bumpy, winding roads a world away from the German Autobahn, but the most popular car in Albania is the Mercedes-Benz.

    More than a decade after Communist rule collapsed in the Balkans, most Romanians still drive copies of the boxy Renault 12, made by the local car company, Dacia. Traveling around Serbia, you are more likely to find yourself stuck behind a sluggish Yugo or Zastava than overtaken by the latest BMW.
    But Albania is different.Touring the dirt roads, mountain passes and highways of this coastal nation of 3.5 million people, it is possible to spot virtually every model of Mercedes produced since the 1970's. From the plushest new S-Class to battered sedans from a bygone era, they outnumber all other brands by as much as two to one.

    Roadside shacks in remote villages advertise "Mercedes Service," and hawkers at city traffic lights peddle accessories like alloy hubcaps and steering wheel covers.
    Where do all these luxury cars come from? Certainly not from the official Mercedes dealership on the outskirts of Tirana, the Albanian capital."We expect to sell about 50 cars this year," said Sokol Kodra, the showroom's chief salesman. "The people who come to us for a new vehicle are only interested in the most expensive models, and they have to pay cash."On average, that means handing over a pile of banknotes worth $65,000 — an amount that a majority of Albanians would take a lifetime to earn on their current salaries.

    But for many Albanians who can afford a car at all, a Mercedes is the only option worth considering.

    "They're robust and powerful — ideal for the awful roads in this country — and spare parts are easy to find," said Ilir Mansaku, a Tirana taxi driver who owns a 1990 version of the model that evolved into the E-Class. "They're also a bit of a status symbol. Who wants to drive anything else if you can have a Mercedes?"
    At the main used-car market outside Durres, Albania's second-largest city, the going rate for some of the older sedans is around $4,000. There are plenty to choose from.

    Several hundred polished Mercedes, mostly with German or Italian registration plates, are parked in formation in a muddy field strewn with litter and the livestock tended by subsistence farmers who live nearby."Have a look around," said a man in a leather jacket, brandishing a mobile phone. "If you can't see what you're looking for, you can leave us your number. There's always a good chance something will come in."Most of the used vehicles on sale here have been imported perfectly legally. Many still bear the temporary registration plates that allow cars to be driven out of Germany and sold abroad, most often in Eastern Europe.

    Back in 1990, when Albania threw off the Stalinist regime that had kept it isolated from the outside world for half a century, the first cars to pour into the country were decrepit old Fiats from Italy.But an exodus of Albanians seeking work abroad soon transformed the market. Before long, people were driving back to visit their families in more impressive cars — and leaving them behind when they returned to Western Europe.

    Around one million Albanians emigrated during the last decade as the economy collapsed and the country at one point descended into anarchy. The remittances they send home help keep their relatives afloat and make the dream of car ownership an attainable reality.

    More important, the émigrés keep the supply of Mercedes flowing.

    "Every time I come back to Albania, I bring a Mercedes with me to sell," said Arjan Bano, who lives in Germany but returns to visit his family at least once a year. "I can't afford expensive cars, but you can pick up an older one for a couple of thousand dollars and make enough money to cover the cost of your trip."

    Such entrepreneurship, more typical among Albanians than most of their Balkan neighbors, does not always respect the law.

    "Many of the newest top-class cars that you see on the roads have been stolen," an Albanian government official said. "But they invariably come with keys and valid papers, usually because the owner has agreed to the theft in order to defraud their insurance company."

    Once in Albania, almost every Mercedes is legitimately registered with the authorities in Tirana without further checks, making it difficult to trace stolen vehicles. DaimlerChrysler, the German company that owns the Mercedes brand, wants the system changed so that chassis numbers are compared with foreign police databases before Albanian plates are issued for a car.

    "This system is in force all over Europe — except in Albania," said Mr. Kodra, the salesman. "It destroys our business if people can buy the same car from someone else for a fraction of the price."

    Me falni por skisha kohe ta perketheja
  2. Guest

    Re: Mercedes-benz

    cool :thumbsup:
  3. enton

    enton Fillestar

    Re: Mercedes-benz

    Ne 1992 kur bisedoja me greke, reth makinave qe perdorin ne shqiperi hapnin syte. lol
    Ne fund te fundit seshte ndonje krim packa se jane te vjedhura nqs jeta sta krijon nje mundesi atehere krijoje vete,
    E perkethyer: nqs ta blesh ligjerisht dhe te ngasesh nje makine klasi sta mban xhepi, nje jete kemi te shkreten le ta gezojme ate qofte dhe me makine te vjedhur.
  4. olti

    olti Anëtar i njohur

    Re: Mercedes-benz

    Vendi yne ne raport me popullsine qe ka eshte vend te pare per perdorimin e Mercedesave ne tere boten; dhe kete nuk e them une apo ndonje qe do te mburret por statistikat.

    Eshte pjeserisht e vertete ajo mbi makinat e vjedhura; pasi ne shqiperi me te vertete ekzistojne shume makina luksoze e te tipit te fundit por keto perbejne nje perqindje te vogel.

    Shumica e Mercedezave ne shqiperi jane prodhim i viteve '80 dmth te serive '240D' dhe keto nuk jane aspak te vjedhur por te blere rregullisht nga emigrantet apo tregtaret kryesisht ne gjermane apo dhe ne vende te tjera. Ne europe tentohet te largohen e te mos perdoren me makinat e vjetra dhe kryesisht ato diesel dhe keshtu qe vijene tek ne.
    Nga ana tjeter ketej duan te kene makina ekonomike, por shqipove nuk u 'ha palla' qe perdorin makina qe harxhojne mbi 10 litra karburant ne 100 km /pf/images/graemlins/wink.gif dhe ja ku jemi me makinen me llukzoze ne bote qe mbreteron rruget tona /pf/images/graemlins/smile.gif
  5. Rambla

    Rambla Fillestar

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    ti japesh nje te tille, eshte :goofy: ...lene ato qe bejne komente per kambio automatike..ka me mire, le qe eshte i rehatshem fare :cool:
  6. DEVIL-girl

    DEVIL-girl Fillestar

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    Kamje automatike apo me marsha ska rendesi fare, nese eshte nje makine e re, ama po ti kete nja 10 vjet perdorur, duhet ta vesh re ate gje ,se ato automatiket sikur bien me shpejt apo jo?
  7. Rambla

    Rambla Fillestar

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    ta shpjegoj une ty /pf/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    nje mercedes e ka ammortamentin 'vitor' 0-20%
    kurse nje makine tjeter, tip renault ose opel (ose te tjera te ketij lloji) e kane 80-90%

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  8. soni2

    soni2 Fillestar

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    sikur shteti shqiptar te tregoj pak me i rrepte me ne do ta mbushnim shqiperine me benza te vjedhur
    pse jo ato qe vidhen knej ne europe paguhen nga siguracioni i makines dhe kshu qe pronari nuk ka humbje
    ne na lejon te ecim me makine te fundit dhe me lire shteti shqiptar merr taksat dhe ndotja eshte me pak problem (jo se e kane prob)
    tju them vetem ca nga mercedezat qe kam pasur fatin tju jap

    ml 270 cdi ml 400cdi carlsson ml 55 amg E 220 cdi E 270 cdi c 220 cdi berline e coupe

    dhe ajo qe ma heqi trurin fare ishte sl 500 i 2002
    mos ti permend 190 d 190 2.5 td
    250 d 200d dhe makinen e plakut dikur 240d aut

    benz e aprovoj dhe e do ta dua gjithmone si makine thejshte se eshte mbreteresha e makinave
  9. bob

    bob Fillestar

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    vetem MERCEDES-BENZ /pf/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif


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  10. Klement

    Klement Fillestar

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    Nuk e di kur do ta shohim ket tip benzi ne shqiperi. [​IMG]
  11. DriniS

    DriniS Ecejak

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    Motren me te madhe te kesaj (nja dy-tre vjet me e vjeter) e kane pare ne shqiperi me muaj perpara. Turirin e kish shume te ngjashem me kete ne foto, vetem se s'kishte keto te hapurat anash dhe ishte e zeze.

    Do i vije koha dhe kesaj qe te provoje rruget shqiptare :)
  12. woodpecker

    woodpecker Fillestar

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    Po prisni iher sa t'morin informacion profesionistat se ku osht kjo makina ene shifeni ju vje m'shqypni ajo apo jo?
  13. pinkparadise

    pinkparadise Anëtar aktiv

    Re: Mercedes-benz

    shum sexy kjo makina ne foto...
    me duket pak si batmobil /pf/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
    un po te isha 007 nje makin te tille do kisha /pf/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
  14. MLK

    MLK Fillestar

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    Kjo qe thua ti Drini nuk ka moter te madhe se eshte me e madhja lol SLR eshte makina me e shtrenjte qe Mercedes prodhon (460 mije euro çmimi minimum).
  15. jack daniels

    jack daniels Fillestar

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    Kush din gje sa ben X5 ne Shqiperi?
  16. MLK

    MLK Fillestar

    Re: Mercedes-benz

    Ca viti, ça tipi, ça motorri, ça optionesh...?
  17. romancieri

    romancieri Fillestar

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    X5 eshte makine legene, kap me mire nje LEXUS apo INFINITI apo ESCALADE
  18. soni2

    soni2 Fillestar

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">Citim:</font><hr />
    Kush din gje sa ben X5 ne Shqiperi?

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    e vjedhur shkon 15 000 euro !!!

    ndersa me dokumenta(dmth e vjedhur po bere me dokumenta ne tr dhe e perdorur pak atje shkon nga 22 000 deri ne 25 000 per te rene Facelift!!!

    te BMW-ja harry lena shpk e ke nga 48 000 me tvsh
  19. soni2

    soni2 Fillestar

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">Citim:</font><hr />
    Kjo qe thua ti Drini nuk ka moter te madhe se eshte me e madhja lol SLR eshte makina me e shtrenjte qe Mercedes prodhon (460 mije euro çmimi minimum).

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    ka hure ne shqiperi eshte blere nga nje biznesmen shqiptar dhe tiranas !! eshte slr ne tr zakonisht parekegjohet ke taiwan dhe sheraton perndryshe ne garazh me alarm dhe roje !!!
  20. Xhepisti

    Xhepisti Fillestar

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