Where are you stationed in Stuttgart? I spent some time in Ludwigsburg and Pforzheim. That was many years ago, but I did a lot of business travel in Germany and particularly Stuttgart in 2000, 2001 and the first part of 2002.
As a matter of fact I am currently trying to get a job in our company that will put me somewhere between Stuttgart and Munich for a few years.
Has the attitude of the German people toward Americans seemed to change since the threat of war with Iraq?
BTW There is a fellow who takes Americans on tours of auto plants and other sites of interest to the US carnut. He also imports German cars. His email address is:firstname.lastname@example.org His name is Douglas DeBoard. He comes to Stuttgart every few months, so I'm sure you could meet with him and get his assistance in importing whatever MB you wish.
Have a great day,