I've had this car since "amost new. 10K miles on it at purchase. It has been the most enjoyable vehicle I have ever owned. Reliable, handling like a dream, 13 years now and it still looks and handles like new. Now and then I get the urge to buy something new but I just can't part with it. A neighbor has its identical twin and says same about his.
Handling and performance. Correct that low-end RPM it is a bit sluggish, but past 3K RPM it's a vanishing act on the open road. It's just plain fun to drive. It has never let me down, ever. I plan to keep this one forever!
Not a thing. Bad decision to drop this model from the Benz line.