I have driven this vehicle new for 3 years (45,000 miles), I had to take it back to a dealer 6 times. 3 regular maintenance (oil change every 12,000 miles), 1 temp sensor flaky, 1 oxygen sensor replacement (kept giving engine fault error) 1 bulb burn out. Other than 3 oil changes I did not have to pay a penny (including the burned out bulb, Mercedes paid for it.) It drives like a dream (very quiet, just glides, not a grinding engine or bearing sound. I believe, it is the best value car.
gliding drive, quiet car; everything is designed with best logic.
Music system should allow CD change in the cabin (I hate the 6 CD changer in trunk); yes, the transmission at rare times gets confused. Front wheel drive would drive more stable in high speeds. It took me a while to get used to it after an Intrepid front wheel drive pull. Exterior look in back..