Mercedes Reliability

Hi. I am thinking of getting a Mercedes when the lease on my current car expires. I have been a little bit concerned about the quality control issues (especially the electronics related problems in the
recent model E series cars). Does anybody have a sense of whether or not things are improving in the brand? Are there any specific models or years that should be avoided? I have been thinking about trying to track down a low mileage SL500, but if the recent ones have had glitches and the new ones are better, I would consider biting the bullet and getting a new one. I have also been thinking about the CLS 500 coupe.
Thanks for any info or advice that you might have.
Joel
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Hi. I am thinking of getting a Mercedes when the lease on my current car expires. I have been a little bit concerned about the quality control issues (especially the electronics related problems in the recent model E series cars). Does anybody have a sense of whether or not things are improving in the brand? Are there any specific models or years that should be avoided? I have been thinking about trying to track down a low mileage SL500, but if the recent ones have had glitches and the new ones are better, I would consider biting the bullet and getting a new one. I have also been thinking about the CLS 500 coupe.
Thanks for any info or advice that you might have.
Joel
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Whatever you get... comprehensive extended warranty is always worth the money.
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Stay with the higher volume models if reliability is a concern. The specialized models tend to be more complicated and so, expensive to fix and maintain. And the more "stuff" there is the more "stuff" there is to break - a fact of car life.
The '07 E-Class will be refreshed and be available this summer. It will feature the Pre-Safe system from the S-Class model.
New car warranty is 4 years and 50K miles with an option to extend the MBUSA warranty for some extra $$.
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