I just returned from the Philadelphia auto show and came away from the Mercedes display a bit disappointed. I sat in a $55K E-Class sedan and the wood, and please let me be mistaken, looked an awful lot like plastic. I looked at the ashtray and it was black plastic underneath. I expect to see this type of thing in a Caddy or Lincoln, but a Mercedes? I liked the new S-Class. The one at the show was a S600 for 115,000 large ones. It had rear power seats and ceiling mounted vanity mirrors for the rear passengers. I think nicest car was the E-Class wagon, in German silver of course.
Please tell me I was mistaken about the wood and that MB hasn't gone the old Caddy route of laying down acres of PCV wood.
1994 MB E320 Coupe (199,500 mi)
1992 MB 190E 2.6 (173,000 mi)
1983 Porsche 911SC (148,000 mi)
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T (198,000 mi)
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