I own a Acura and a Mercedes and I find that they both are excellent cars. The only problem is, I can get anyone to work on my Acura but have only found 3 mechanics that will even touch my Mercedes. Japanese cars are probably one of the most reliable cars you could ever own (80,000 miles on my Acura with not 1 problem yet) but they seem to age much quicker then Benzs do, for example my Acura started squeaking and rattling everywhere at about 50,000 miles yet my 120,000+ Benz only has a rattle in the sunroof. I would gladly drive a Benz over any other car anyday because they stay fun to drive and dont get boring, whereas my Acura is no fun to drive anymore. Parts costs are roughly the same.
1997 Acura Integra GS-R