Nice, solid vehicle
Faulty tail light bulb and loose turn signal lever.
This vehicle is primarily driven by my wife as her daily driver. The car drives very well, handles very precisely and performs adequately.
Due to the small (2.6L) V-6 engine and transmission/rear end gearing, it revs on the high side at highway speeds above 65 mph. As a result, the best we can manage is around 26 to 27MPG on the highway, using premium fuel of course.
As far as comfort goes, the cabin is well appointed, but on the small side for folks like myself who are on the tall and thick side. My wife, who is not very tall, loves the way the car "fits" her, and she loves to drive it.
Mechanically the vehicle has been very solid with only routine oil changes (which I perform myself using the MB approved synthetic oil and fleece oil filter).
At 60K miles, I had the transmission fluid and filter changed at our local MB dealer ($365.00).
The only minor issue so far has been a couple of tail light bulbs failing.
Brake dust on the wheels requires that the wheels (especially the front) be washed weekly. Minor pain due to soft OEM brake pads.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd August, 2013