An older Mercedes is a reliable, luxurious, beautiful vehicle, and contrary to rumors, NOT at all expensive to maintain.
It's the first Mercedes i've ever owned and probably my favorite vehicle i've ever had in over 30 years of owning cars. It's incredibly reliable even with its' high mileage, comfortable and just wonderful. I've had some junk cars in my day, and some decent ones too! but this is by far my favorite. I've had it 4 years and still every day when i get in it it puts a smile on my face.