This car is a good example why one should not get too wrapped up in reviews. After 9 years I can say this car still is a dream to drive. I love taking it on country roads where the handling is amazing. I have also driven a Mercedes E320 on the same road and while the E320 has more power, it does not handle turns as well and does not come close in comfort.
One of the most comfortable sedans I have ever driven. Handles like a dream.
Repair costs can be high. Also it is insane that a single new key costs $225.00