This is my first Mercedes, and is not as fun to
drive as my last BMW but for $24,000 it was a
very good value. I feel very safe driving this
car, and recently got 32 mpg on a trip to Utah,
(we were going 80 mph with the air
conditioning on the entire time).
The cruise control is outstanding. It even
downshifts if the speed of the car increases
too much while driving downhill. The Xenon
headlights are also outstanding. I've never
owned a car with such brilliant headlights
The seats are uncomfortable. My last Infiniti
had wonderful seats, (lumbar support, etc.)
But this "low end" model Mercedes doesn't. I
guess if I spent another $20k for a higher-end
model the seats might be better.