I bought this car used a couple of years ago
and I love the versatility and the solid build of
the car. I used to drive a Volvo and after
driving a Honda and a Ford previously, I
thought the Volvo was a pretty solid car; until I
got the Mercedes. I feel totally safe in the car.
It is pretty quiet as far as engine noise in the
passenger compartment. However, there is
some noise when going over rough road
probably due to the echoing within the cabin
(rather than being confined within a trunk like
a sedan). My wife and I love the cavernous
interior which allows us to do all sorts of
shopping when needed. It is also a great car
for road trips.
The solid feel. The large cabin especially after
folding down the middle seats. The
Do something with the cabin noise. Of
course, being a station wagon, it may not be
possible. Tighten up the suspension, it's a
little spongy for my taste.