You know what, when the smoke clears, I don't know what to believe anymore. I can only tell you that my year old Civic has been flawless with only an SRS light coming on.
I defintely feel that Mercedes is no longer what it used to be, simply because their interior and exterior no longer seems to exude the luxury and elegance that it did in previous years. Does this mean that I would buy an old Benz instead? Possibly, but at one point I would become fed up with constantly paying a lot of attention to the vehicle just to keep it running. Don't get me wrong, I am a car freak, however my mechanical skills are not all there plus I don't have anywhere to perform labor anyway.
It would be great to drive one brand of vehicle throughout my whole life but I feel that I couldn't do that. Besides being too expensive for me, Mercedes doesn't measure up to Lexus.
1985 500SEL 124k miles
2001 Honda Civic EX