Expensive, dull, boring, definitely not a genuine Merc
Rattles from the power steering, fixed by dealer.
After a "hard driving night" I was unable to use 2nd 4th and reverse gears. Problem solved by dealer.
Engine makes strange noises, camshaft was the reason, fixed by dealer, cost a lot of money.
Rattles from the interior just after 5000 km on the road.
Drivers seat broke and started moving when accelerating - braking.
Air condition failed, replaced mechanism, cost a lot.
It is a nice car and super roomy. However it is very dull to drive, and many times I prefer to take a taxi rather that driving it.
Steering system is nothing special, just turning the wheels left and right.
Very very expensive to buy, but dealer was very helpful and fixed some problems even when guarantee expired (bravo!!)
It sounds very dull too and I don't urge to bring up the revs.
It is slower than my previous Fiat, but its relatively high torque helps when overtaking.
Handling is a problem, since ESP in many cases works overtimes. If it wasn't for ESP, this car may be a wreck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd April, 2005