I think I would have to agree with all of you that it is a matter of preference. I would have to agree with Steve. Yes, BMWs are a pleasure to drive but they do have issues with small items here and there that somtimes could cost a fortune to replace. You are right. I believe a well kept MB or BMW will go many many miles without any major problems. I have never bought a new car to actually experience the different failures that happen even with good maintenance. I probably need to mention that my wife likes the MB better than the BMW. I do agree it is a better family car. I think if I want a car for my self, I would buy a bimmer. for the family, I would go for a Benz. I guess my next car will be Benz. Special thanks to Steve. You are a very knowlegable person and I have a lot of respect for you. Thanks to all other members for their opinions.
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