All these posts have merit. Just a few things to note: any luxury car is going to cost a pretty penny to maintain or repair it's the cost of driving a more exclusive car. Number two, a well maintained car is generally going to give you a better experience than one less maintained, and general maintenance is a MUST. No crying if you don't. Third, for those of us who bought used or CPO, best that can be done is homework on service. If the service is done, the better off you will be, period. In those cases, then how was the car afterwards? If the performance was maintained or improved, good car. If degraded, then bad cat or bad repairs somewhere along the line. Last, expectations are different. You cannot get a used vehicle and expect new car life or performance unless you put the work (and yes, the money) in. My expectations were to get a car with decent to upper mileage, good service and save money while driving in comfort and prestige. I have no issues with proper care and maintenance, and even the repairs. A luxury car is going to run you $1500.00 -. $2500.00 per year to run and maintain. Yes, a good warranty will offset big dollar repairs, but if you aren't willing to do that, get a Honda and keep it moving. If you have a great car and drive low miles, you're in heaven. And last but not least, if you're reading this, you bought a Benz, so enjoy it.