This being my first luxury car, Im very happy with my purchase. MB has just found itself a customer for life! I have the special edition with all the available options. The beefy brakes, strong engine and manual shift capabilities help make it a very involving vehicle. On the negative, though, certain people at my job now look at me differently even though Im still the same person. Maybe its the marque. Oh well, the joy I get from the ownership experience makes up for the attitude I deal with at work!
I particularly like the two-tone interior and carbon fiber trim. Im no audiophile, but the Bose stereo satisfies my listening needs. I also like the automatic sound leveling. The fit & finish is faultless.
I wish the suspension were a pinch softer because its too firm and hops on expansion joints making me nervous. I also wish the CD changer wasnt in the trunk.