It's really hard to give some comments with minimum info from you. It depends on your budget, preferences, age (are you really old Albert?), etc. maybe provide some more info. Anyway, since you're replacing a Cadi STS and if you want to stay in a sedan, I would say start looking at the E-Class.I am new to this forum - finding the array of moodels and classes confusing.
I drive a 2001 Cadi STS and am considering replacing it now with a 2 or 3 year old Mercedes. I'd appreciate ANY comments that you feel may be helpful.
GM quality has improved in cars built in the last 2 or 3 years, same with Mercedes. Don't expect Toyota or Honda-like quality from either.I am thinking $30K or so before taxes. Yes I am old but not staid. I drive conservatively but I love to feel the competence of the car when I need or think I need it. The STS with sports suspension is perfect for me except for GM's built in obsolescence and sloppy construction - front wheel bearings that wear out in 50K miles, water pumps good for almost priecisely 60K miles, weather stripping that falls off the doors etc. I assume that MB's are above all of that.
Importing a Mercedes Benz into Canada can be slightly more costly and difficult than many other brands of vehicles. Many Mercedes Benz vehicles will require some kind of modification, that in some cases can work out to be quite expensive... I will consider the pros and cons of buying there and importing it to Ontario. Anyone forsee any problems with that?Guys thanks for your attention and thoughts.
100% agree. If you can, purchase, register and insure the car in FL. That way you can A.) Save massive amounts on registration fees and not have to deal with any type of an inspection B.) Not have to convert the car to meet CAN standards C.) Get a rust-free used car D.) Tint the windows down to a much lower limit then is allowed anywhere in CanadaIf you have a home in Fl, you might want to register and insure the car there, I think the less than six month rule applies. I would drive it north with Fl plates, there are many who come down with Canadian plates and spend the summer, why not do the reverse. I dont think you want to mess with DRL and other things.