And You Think Your Car Was a Lemon

By Deane Barker on June 18, 2006

Lawsuit: World’s most expensive lemon?: All that glitters is not gold, it turns out.

The owner of a Los Angeles car dealership is suing Mercedes-Benz, its parent company DaimlerChrysler and other affiliates, alleging that a $1.7 million car purchased in 2004 wouldn’t run for more than 10 blocks without problems.

[…] “[dealership co-owner Ernest Johnston] drove the car all of 10 blocks with a prospective buyer when the oil light came on. We’ve been trying to get it fixed ever since, but the Mercedes folks have refused to stand behind the car as promised in our contract.”