I've always had good experiences with MB's, and so far so good. High mileage car (192k) in perfect shape - some minor electrical issues (to be expected) but overall I love it. Styling is still fresh, and the twin- cam revs freely to 7000rpms making spirited driving a ball. Rear seat is worthless unless you're an infant, but I'm 6'4" and very comfy up front. Pillarless design is *great*.
This one is a keeper. The car has been reliable and free of any troubles. By this model year, all earlier bugs seems to have been fixed. The style will be hip for a long long time. Timely maintenance today will go a long long way. Keep yours in good shape and it will keep purring along.