I was so disgusted with my 92 300 SE that two months ago I traded for an 99 Escalade and love it. After 20,000 miles and two yrs. and Mercedes eating over $17,000 in repairs on an extended warranty, I got rid of it at 83,000 miles. It was hard to do and I drive an 82 240D every day (113,000K) in order to stay loyal. I'am not sure anymore what to make of the newer models so I'am interested in this thread if discussion.