2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
The suspension is supple and the ride is very quiet.
The drive isn't exactly fun but it is engaging with solid feel and feedback.
The exterior is elegant and gets nothing but compliments.
However, the interior lacks the same prestige feel and the electronics are prone to failure.
The electronics that do not break, are hard to use and annoying by design (navigation for example).
So far we've replaced or repaired steering knuckle, rear sunshade, panoramic sunroof, windscreen seal, and other interior (except for knuckle) parts.
Do not buy this car without extended warranty if you plan to keep it past 50K.
I personally expected a bit more reliability from MB.
Strong engine, comfortable seats, and great classic exterior design.
Fuel economy, reliability, stronger warranty, better customer support, and more reasonable repair costs