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Accidental Mercedes Benz Owner

I purchased my first Mercedes just over a year ago. I say I am an accidental owner because I never planned to purchase a Mercedes and didn't see myself as one. I have been a diesel owner for over 10 years (mostly VW) and came across my 2008 ML 320 CDI while looking for a VW Toureg. Hoping I wouldn't like the car I went to dealer's lot to check it out.

Well it was a great looking car (what I think is a great "ladies" car. Then I drove it: smooth. I'd only gone 10 feet or so and realized this was an awesome car. Amazingly, the bank gave me the money and I've been driving my car ever since. If you don't want to buy a Mercedes - don't ever take that first test drive :-)

I have concerns over quite a few repairs (and cost) within the first year - but other than that I love the car and since I put a lot of miles on my cars, I especially like the 27-28 highway mpg.

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A year ago I would have agreed that I didn't think I would ever own a Benz. Now I own two!

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