I have owned several Toyotas over the years and currently own two late model jobs. I also own a 1988 300E. Bottom line is that although Toyotas and other rising sun vehicles are well made and fairly reliable, they do break and at times have parts that easily rival MB in price. I like Toyotas alot but they do lack alot when it comes to the driving experience. I would call it antiseptic at best. My 14 year old 300E still gives me a connection to the car that the Toyotas don't. Take a ride in an S55 AMG and tell me you like the Lexus or any other rising sun shoebox better. The Black Forest produces motorcars, not shoeboxes with wheels.
Oh what a feeling!