Its about time I join the forums, I have been on here reading posts for about a week now. :-P
My first Mercedes I got about 3 or 4 years ago (it was a hand me down from my parents), it was a 1999 ML320. It was a great car with very little problems. The only problems that it ever had was the power steering died 2 times but was both fully payed by Mercedes, the AC died in the car, and one of the locks died and had to be replaced. But other than that it was a great car. I had it so long with so little problems that things started to just get worn down. About a week ago I sold my 1999 ML320 and got a 2008 ML350 and a 2008 E350. I love the Mercedes dealer, they are the most professional, helpful, high quality dealer I have ever found that do not try and rip you off, and I love my cars.