I agree. The quality of the 2000+ Mercedes and Lexus have declined.
I would rather have my 1990 LS400 (if it had zero miles) than a new 2003 LS430.
1993 Mercedes 400SEL 4dr
2012 Honda Civic LX 4dr
1972 Chevrolet Caprice Kingswood Estate 9-passenger wagon
1973 Pontiac Grand Ville 4-dr hardtop sedan
1988 Mercedes 300SEL (was mine, now mothers)