Became an Autobahn lover in Germany with a MB 280SE 1977. Lived there for 4 years in the 90's. Back in Canada, my first MB 190E 2.6 1987 died last winter, ejecting pistons thru the oil pan at 6500rpm. Mileage was unknown, so as the date of the last oil change. This car was increadibly tough and reliable. The only thing I hated was the rear traction in Canadian winter. Some say it's fun, I agree, but frustrating when climbing hills!!!! I do mechanic by myself, and usually keep them until they die. This time I got a C350 4matic 2006 with 40000Km. Will go get it next monday. Just hope to have same pleasure I did with the old one.