I like the look, drive, and ride of Mercedes-Benz cars. I really like the SLR and CLS class cars.
I just read the most recent issue of Consumer Reports and I was surprised to find that Mercedes has the least reliable rated cars. They are rated as less reliable than Jaguar!
You pay for the prestige and "German engineering" and the car is, essentially, a piece of crap.
Acura, Lexus, and Infiniti, in the end, will eat their lunch.