Approx. 1/2 way from NYC to Tampa FL (not Miami) is the center of NOrth Carolina, aka Raleigh, however I-95 does not go through Raleigh, but a town called Smithfied, around 30 miles straight due east.
Smithfield, I forget the exit # off I-95, 14 comes to mind, had tons of shops outlets, i.e. Tommy Hilfiger and also has a few decent restaurants (nothing great) for tourists and shoppers driving through.
Raleigh is where the closest MB dealership lies, from my recollection. It is called Leith, mediocre service at best.
'89 420 SEL
'90 300 SEL
'68 Olds 88 Convertible
'84 300 SD (sold it)