There is a lot of talk about Japanese cars not going the distance that a Mercedes can. My 11 year old Toyota 4x4 truck has 150k on it and I have had it since new. Total upkeep cost to date is less that 1000.00 dollars. It's needed one clutch and one brake job.
My Mercedes I have had for 3 months and it has already cost me 480.00 dollars. It's only 4 years old. Mercedes makes a beautiful car, however I think the Japanese marks are vastly superior if comparing cost per mile.