Originally Posted by BigElm
Although MB's have become very appealing to the eye, the fact that they continue to have reliability issues has many looking at other options.
+1. The 2003-06 (W211) E's had their share of problems, although from what I've gathered the '07-09s improved a lot. They all seem to have had their steering angle sensors replaced. The W212s are too new to tell.
I had an extended test drive in a W212 Bluetec just before the end of last year; I really liked the drivetrain, driving dynamics weren't what I'm used to (but could get used to) but all the electronica makes me fearful. Too bad we can't get the decontented German taxi version.