Sadly, this will be my last MB for a while. When compared to the new C class, the '99 has been rock solid and reliable. Can't say that for the post 2000 C class. Handles great, good fuel economy, a smart looking, buttoned-up German sport sedan.
Profile, performance, gas mileage, reliability
Current models need to go back to higher quality build -- Mercedes will have do lots to get customers back.