Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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The ML320 was the only MB we bought new.
It did have some switches repaired under warranty and some recalls, but as I said, it had only MAF and couple of small parts failed under our ownership.
My wife got rear ended in it at the 7 years marks and I bought it back and repaired for our son.
He drove with 13 years old battery to a point it needed jump every morning and finally got bored with it, selling it very cheap (with salvage title) to buy F150.
Don't think such history would qualify for poster, but fact is that I have not hear about more reliable car in my life.
We are pretty fortunate with E300DT as well, but still 8 years in our family took well over $1000 in parts. Big chunk of it was new radiator, what I blame PO hitting a curb.