"This is a great car. The critics say it has a mushy 6 speed and a tach in a bad place, but for us mortals the stick is good and it makes this a pocket rocket getting 35 mpg highway. The styling is love it or hate it, but hands down its a really good car. Maintain it and it will last a very long time."
"I can't express how disappointing this car is, from mechanical breakdowns, expensive maintenance and exceptional rude factory reps. I bought the car new in 2004, and it still had less than 15000 after 4 years, because the majority of the time it's in the shop getting expensive, but worthless parts installed. With less than 10K on the odometer I had to replace the brakes and tires...now if that ain't junk I don't know what is. Stay far away from these cars. There are many better alternatives out there for far less money and maintenance expense."
"This is my third new Mercedes, but this one has had several problems the dealership can't seem to solve. My rain sensor windshield wipers do not function properly...go too fast in slow rain. I also have a noise inside after the air conditioner has been on for a while. Noiser when accelerating. Dealership can't seem to find this problem either. Oh well, I got it new and will continue to use it to regain it's value."