Geeese! I'll keep my '84 SD and call it good! I had a goal of eventually buying a new Benz. (They sure are appealing in the showroom!) but I live too far from a dealer to be having to take it in all the time, even if they do stand behind their warrenty.
BTW, I WON"T be buying a new american car again. Our chrysler Cirrus has just over 100k on it now. It has not been a real bad car, but it's had it's problems, and not one thing was ever repaired under warrenty. The Chrysler dealers as I see it don't want to stand behind their product. They would always use stupid excuses why it was MY fault the problem occured.
I maintain my vehicles pretty well!