Hello...., I don't know of any MBZ model that does the "nickle and dime" thing. When something lets go, it's usually "mucho dinero" But, any one of the w124's with the M103 motor are a good bet. Larry Bible can fill you in on the diesels, but they are also seen as generally rock solid. These are not cheapo cars. They are generally well engineered, well put together and last forever if given proper maintainance and care. Just my $0.02 worth. BTW, many people I meet can't believe my 300e is 12 years old. They keep their good looks forever...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
No matter what you fix, there will always be something else to fix..
"Warranty" is just another way of postponing the inevitable.