I've had this car for 8 years and am
the first owner. All the major
components have been ultra reliable.
However, the light bulb socketing
technology is the worst in the world.
I've had 20+ light bulbs (headllamps,
foglamps, dash lights, brake lights,
running lights, etc) fail to light
because of contact problems. A little
persussion maintenance usually, but not
always, fixed the problem.
Handling, especially that very sweet
This Mercedes ages very gracefully.
After 8 years, it still looks great.
The auto transmission is a little
klunky at times.