Does anyone think the affiliation with Chrysler is taking something away from the Mercedes brand? I saw a photograph of a new Chrysler vehicle (unidentified in photo) that definitely had some of the design elements of the SL. Not to mention the quality issues with Mercedes that seem to be becoming more and more prevalent. I don't think you can compare a Chrysler vehicle to a Mercedes Benz, however, are they each melding into the other? Anyone have any thoughts on this? I'm thinking Mercedes isn't what it used to be...something you work hard to attain and that you can be proud to own. Especially based on my experience with my current MB versus the "inexpensive" 91 190E 2.3 I had. Sad to say I loved that car much more than the CLK430 I currently have. Maybe because it was my "first" or maybe there really was a difference in quality over today's MB's. Any opinions?