"My mercedes is the most reliable car I've ever owned, not to mention the safest. People complain about the high cost of maintenance. If I compare maintenance & repair costs of my mercedes compared to Toyotas & Hondas I have owned, the mercedes would actually be cheaper because repairs have been virtually nonexistent! The mercedes has never broken down on me or left me stranded; as long as it wasn't a battery issue. The fact that the cars are made of actual metal instead of plastic, have built-in roll cages, and are typically AWD just make this car FAR superior to any of it's non-German counterparts. "