my first Mercedes was a 91 300E. What a great car. Any problems I had and there were very few, were easily repaired. Unfortunately, that was one was totaled. I searched for another one (a little newer) but couldn't locate one that met my criteria. I did find a 96 s320 and the price was right for a car that was in great shape. Haven't had any real problems, only minor ones. This car, as I'm sure you can find out through a little research is not engineered like others and could be a little harder for self repair. Parts a harder on the wallet. If you want a larger size that is a great pleasure to drive anywhere I would recommend it.