Mercedes-Benz may engineer its vehicles like no other in the world, but its flagship New York City dealership is another story. According to the New York Post, neighbors have complained to the city for weeks about loud air vents and showroom lights.

"They're horrible neighbors," one disgruntled Manhattanite told the newspaper.

Nearby residents describe the noise as "like a roar," "like a vacuum cleaner in a wind tunnel," and "overwhelming." The dealer has been cited for exceeding legal noise levels, according to the report, but has yet to do anything about the problem. While the general manager at the dealership seems contrite, fixing the problem is going to take time.

"Our engineering company has put together an initial study but not a final proposal of what materials and engineering are going to be required," he told the newspaper. "When that's going to be finalized I can't tell you."

Here's an idea: Service loaners to the neighbors until it gets fixed?


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      rtkewley
      • 3 Years Ago
      People complaining? In New York? I'm shocked...SHOCKED.
      Travis Miles
      • 3 Years Ago
      Since when do you complain in Manhattan. They must be new.
      Jason Allen
      • 3 Years Ago
      They (or anyone) should be fined 20% of revenue until they start doing something constructive. Then maybe a few grand a day until legal levels are met. Neighbors should sue for damages and the dealership would be wise to just pay them for this horrid pollution. Sound in the city, yes, but not over the legal threshold! Who do they think they are, not doing a thing yet? I'd be breaking a lot of windows if I lived there! Money is all business knows so you to have to cost companies money to get any attention. Go, fellow citizens, and throw bricks into the fans and the plate glass of that oblivious polluting squatter! ;)
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason Allen
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        Jason Allen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason Allen
        If the noise they are making is TOO loud and it is illegal why do they get to pollute? Some noise, yes. Some pollution, yes. But they are way over the limit as is my understanding. If I am wrong about that, if they are not over the limits then, yes, eff the whiners!
        Pj Taintz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason Allen
        right..... this right here, is the problem with america. ALWAYS thinking sue first. I live next to a dairy farm, they start work atr like 3 in the morning, my window faces the farm. its annoying but its part of living where i choose to live. while this dealership may be new, if you cant deal with "loud air noise" and "lights" in Manhattan, you dont belong there. that IS what Manhattan is, bright lights 24 7. I know this because im not to far from there, and go there quite often.
      Polly Prissy Pants
      • 3 Years Ago
      Here's another idea: $1000 a day for every day you're found in violation of legal noise levels. That problem would get fixed so fast your head would spin.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's called living in a city. People aren't supposed to live there, they're supposed to work there to make money, then get the heck out.
        DrEvil
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        You say that because you don't know or understand NYC. Can't wait for the kids to move out, sellin' my house in the 'burbs and movin' to the city, and yes, my wife is invited to join me. My biggest complaint with NYC is dog **** stains everywhere. Too many dogs (pets) in the city. You live in the city, you make people take off their shoes when they come to your house.
      JEO
      • 3 Years Ago
      Loud showroom lights? What exactly is that, and what is causing the actual noise?