Date registered: Sep 2007
Vehicle: 2007 mercedes E 220 cdi
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I collected my very first MB exactly 4 months ago. Since then I've covered around 12000km on it, and everything went perfect. The build quality is better than I expected it to be, the ride is quiet and very comfortable. I heard the stories about inferior quality and poor reliability during the last couple of years, and they may or may not be true, but so far, my E-class has performed way better than expected.
My previous car was a Saab, so were the 3 cars before that. And it was a very good car, fast, magnificent cornering, a decent automobile ... as long as it was on the road and not at the dealer's workshop. Saab gave me 2 years warranty, well, I needed every single day of it. After 4 years, it ran perfect, mind you, they did replace just about every single part of the car.
After 4 Saabs I decided to try something else, and I figured that a MB wouldn't be that much worse than my Saab, so I took a chance and ordered one. I had to wait for about 3 months for delivery, and when time progressed, I started doubting my decision. My main concern was if a car that costs almost twice as much as my Saab (roughly 30000 euro for my saab and almost 55000 euro for the MB) would really be twice as good. Well, after 4 months in the MB, take my word for it, it really is twice as good, and even better.
So whatever those surveys say, Mercedes really is the brand to beat. And although I, on occassion, still think fondly of my Saab's, the chances that I would every buy a Saab again are pretty slim.