Bought a black on in June,certified with just under 25k miles. I drive just over 900 miles/week,almost all highway, rest is 2 lane winding county road. The car is quick and quiet,with a smooth and well contolled ride. I drive aggressively, this car is very responsive. Just had heavy ground frost and icing, 4matic lets me accelerate into traffic with confidence. This is a very sporty car with the utility of a wagon. Drove BMWX3,BMW325Xi, VW 4motion GLS and W8,this was much nicer. Best praise, just bought another one today for my wife,certified '03 with just over 19K since we both like this one so much. Cargo room is small for a wagon, but plenty big when the rear seats are folded down.
Acceleration (especially in rain/ice with 4matic), quiet highway ride even at excess speed, cornering and handling, sun roof, comfort of heated and supportive leather seats, weather band radio, CD changer in glove box, classic body styling, safety features, great gas mileage for 6cyl (27hwy,24overall).
Power seats with memory settings, user- friendly cup holder in front (its too narrow and set deep in console), variable speed function on intermittent wiper setting, heated mirrors, nicer rims.