I bought my first MB because it only cost $12,900 - a 1998 E430 with a lot of miles and that was a mistake because I took a financial bath on that car. Before I knew it, I had more money in it than it was worth.
I never thought Daimler was to blame, and I traded it for what I have now - 2001 E320. I love this car, and plan to die as a Benz owner. I only wish I could afford to have a little newer, nicer, yada yada, model.
Despite their various problems, I think they are one of the finest automobles available (style, engineering, safety, etc.)
Lastly, my dealership treats me very well, and this goes a long way toward my level of customer satisfaction.
Thanks for creating the survey, and I guess everyone can guess the way I voted