Before I even got my first car out of high school, I have been sold on the
quality of all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, from the husband of an aunt's sister. As a matter of fact, I am thinking strongly about getting an SL55 AMG, as a fun weekend car-toy. My first Mercedes-Benzer. My 300C will serve well, my everyday automotive needs. Love the fact that 40% of my 300C is Mercedes-Benz parts.
I have never bought a car based on the recommendation of "Consumer Reports." All cars they recommend (save one), I would not want to own.
CR likes rice-burners. I could not believe that CR did not give all high marks for any Mercedes. CR recommends anything Porsche. [I am also considering a Porsche 911 Turbo. But I like the lines and power of the SL55 much more.] I may be very fortunate but, my vehicles have been excellent despite what CR recommends other wise. CR is usually too picky in their car reviews.
But not a single MB recommended?!?!?! What is the problem of CR??????