2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
Looking at Consumer Reports, I was very concerned with the reliabilty of purchasing a MB as 2004-2006 quality rating were dismal. However, my wife always wanted a Benz and glad we did! Car rides and drives like a dream. Best brakes and overall very solid. It's been 18 months with +20k miles without any incident other than having the oil changed.
Great gas mileage (22 city / 30 highway) with great performance. Hit a pothole, blew out a tire and rim. Happy to find a pair of gloves and large plastic bag to place the tire when putting into trunk. Those Germans, they think of everthing.
On occassion, touchy gas pedal when cold. Brakes took some getting used to.