Overall, it is miles ahead of my previous car, my Volvo 850T. I am so glad I bought this, and sold my other car!
It is comfy and cruises better than any car I have driven or ridden in. Not the best performance, but it is quite stable. I am toying with sway bar install to make less body roll, and I just want to drive the AMG version now.
Engine is so smooth, along with the power band. Sluggish under 3K, but has plenty of highway passing power.
Overall, a dope car if you find a well maintained one. Handles well, and you have to really want to get the tail out. Even when this happens, so controllable.
The best attribute is the steering, to which I think no other car I have driven can match. The intrinsic sensation that you know how the road feels. A true Mercedes, and one of the last years before there was a real shift in MB. A true classic that is safe. I love it!