Just a random thought. This car owner obviously purchased a Honda, so it isn't a stretch to assume that the owner likes Japanese automobiles (not that I have anything against that). From that, it seems likely to deduce that the owner was actually trying to copy Lexus, not Mercedes. The humorous thing is that Lexus ripped off Mercedes. So this person is actually ripping off a rip off. Sorry, it was just a thought.
1976 300D (W115) - 330K and still going (sort of)
1991 300D 2.5 Turbo - Sold at 221K
1983 280SEL - Sold at 206K
1981 300SD - Sold at 232K