After years of driving great American cars like Cutlass Supreme and Ford Explorer, it was a stretch for me to go Mercedes which I did based on a trusted associate's recommendation. I am not disappointed. I find this automobile nicely powered with a V6 Turbo, a beautifully appointed interior with natural wood embedded into the dashboard, and the smoothest ride I've ever owned. Additionally, the incredible breaking system on this vehicle very likely saved me and passenger from serious injury by helping to avoid what might otherwise have been a high speed collision. I believe my local MB dealer very wise to hook me up with a low mileage, less than one year old certified pre-owned vehicle at reasonable cost. Now that I've experienced this vehicle, it's not likely I'll be satisfied with another brand as my primary vehicle.