When Daimler from Stuttgart merged with Benz from Mannheim, car business was difficult. Inflation and the succeeding economical crisis lead to a serious decline. But the new Daimler Benz AG combined forces: passenger cars from Daimler and trucks from Benz. This turned out to be the right way. The whole company developed leading technologies. Their vehicles always have been of absolute immaculate quality and outstanding durability. Mercedes served a wide product range. From luxury cars to a taxi fleets, all could be ordered in Stuttgart. All Mercedes became cherished classics sooner or later, but if you are looking for a car to keep, buy a pre-1998 model.