22nd May 2014, 01:48
I agree. Newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles start their lives well, but eventually start accumulating problems, especially with their electrical systems. They can be beasts to work on as well, leaving you with little choice but to go to the dealership. The engines themselves are reliable, but everything attached is less so. Build quality is definitely above average for a luxury car, but it isn't what it used to be; it seems Mercedes has fallen into the trance of chasing sheer volumetric sales like Cadillac did in the 1960s and 1970s.
That said, the older models were extremely well-built and reliable. I still see plenty of older Mercedes-Benz cars on the road today with no real issues.
23rd Aug 2016, 15:11
Amusing comment. I owned two M-Bs before finally giving up on the brand and switched to Lexus LS at the quiet suggestion of a M-B tech! He had looked at one carefully and thought it remarkable. I followed is recommendation and am very happy I did. My prediction is that you will love yours, too.