My first Mercedes, i'm currently on my second, a CL500, and i am still very much in love with the brand. Everything about this car bar one thing was fantastic. A beautiful car to own and drive, smooth and luxurious. The supercharged 2 litre provided good power and a very respectable mpg condisering its size, weight and petrol engine. Big enough to get 5 people comfortably inside with ample room in the boot for all the luggage. With a good set of larger alloys on this car is a real head turner. The only problem i had with this car was the paint work. This was due to Mercedes starting to use a new type of painting method. The result was bubbling under the paint leading to severe rust and damage in small patches. A real shame. However, under mercedes warranty, with it being less than 8years old, and with a full mercedes history, they would pay all in most cases, and a large majority in others, to replace or repair the poor quality in paint.