"I have had this car for 12 years and 150000 miles. It hauls a lot, looks great, rides comfortably, and handles remarkably well for a big station wagon. It is built like a tank, and will probably go another 200000 miles."
"I have been buying automobiles for just under 50 years. Looking at my history, I realize I prefer German cars. I've owned fords, chevys, VWs, Mazdas, Toyotas, This was my fourth Mercedes, and it has been the best car I have ever owned. It has just gone and gone and gone."
"I am the original owner of a 1992 300 TE 4-matic. It seemed expensive in 1992 at $52,000 but it does not owe me a penny. I have put on 144,000 trouble free miles since. In 2007 I bought a new E350 4-matic (the same color) for $52,000 (amazing) because I was becoming fearful of long trips in the old car, but I kept the old one even though several folks wanted to buy it, because I like the style better, it is better built, the straight six is quieter and smoother than the V6 in the new one, the 7-speed transmission on the new one is annoying and constantly shifting, and it has better visability because of its square design and fewer annoying headrests. Yes, I have had things repaired over the years but on the whole the maintenence has been no more than expected. The paint, leather, and carpet are like new. I only have 5,000 miles on the new one and only use it for long trips!"