This is my first MB.
I have owned a Volvo, a couple of Honda's, and lots of Ford products. I have driven a number of Ford products well over 200 K miles without major failure. I had set a max price of $35 K for my next vehicle.
Have rented some 300's recently and thought I wanted one. Test drove a new Ford Explorer, liking it too.
Had always told myself, that I should drive a MB when test driving for my next car. In all my driving years, I have had two people try to convince me to consider a Benz.
Stopped at a dealer, drove three vehicles. Two sedans, and one SUV. Liked the E 350, and was surprised I could afford a CPO low mileage MB.
Went home, searched the internet for information, and next day I purchased mine.
I am in what I call my years of maturity. This is a very nice looking, comfortable riding, decent performing, safe, and acceptable MPG ride.
I commute a lot of miles. This is my DD. I am looking forward to seeing how the quality and service holds up compared to my previous vehicle results.
Only time will tell.