I do think Mercedes is the finest cars on the road. They don't go with gaudy interiors or plastic like Cadillac, they are built like tanks, and ride excellently. For what it matters, they are the status car, but without extreme body styles to try to show it off. But they gouge on maintenance and repairs, which you can be locked into. I hope Mercedes loses the lawsuit demanding they release maintenance codes to other repair and oil change shop companies.