Air Suspension proving difficult
The safety rating drew me to this vehicle. I read about a man who got in a head on collision with a bus, he lived - everyone on the bus died. Then I drive one: outstanding stereo, solid cabin, no rattles, no wind noise, even at highway speeds - though it gets loud at 180km/h. Very good safety features that don't distract you from driving (unlike some other German cars i tried at the time). The children love the glass roof and heated seats, and keep them reclined all the time... It gets amazing mileage on road trips, it is fast off the line when you need it ( though there is a slight delay with the diesel)... But the suspension is expensive and annoying to fix. My biggest gripe is the wasted time having it sit in the shop knowing another 1500$ to $3000 bill is coming. You need to really love it to keep it, because every bill will test your faith and make you wonder if you should have bought a Lexus. But at the end of the day, nothing feels as solid and sure footed, and at 5500lbs you know you'll walk away from any ancient without a scratch. This day and age, with all the distracted drivers out there, you need to make safety yourfirst priority.