the mainproblem i see with "keeping uo with mb,bmw ,etc.." is the total reliance on computers and making the car less fun to drive. ii selected the rc over the 911,e jaguar ,vette ,and viper because it was the only one to have a spare tire and it is reliable meaning it will not leave me starnded on the road or if i pick up a nail i can use the donut..(rad my post above ).
for my other car i looked at the new S class and hated it . run flat tire, small trunk, sleep mode for driver when driving it . ( a friend of mine traded his S600 on the new one and after 3 months he now wants out of it . i warned him ). i also looked at the bmw ,only to look , i will not buy bmw again , and again same s...
looked at the jag xj....better car than the other 2 but reliability crops its face up.........i have owned 3 of them .
then my favorite ,the A8....but again, reliability and a high price that does not translate to driving int he usa given our laws .
and finally i test drove the lexus LS sport version and found it to be a land barge and heavy ,wasteful, ended up out of it .
and finally just for the **** of it a test rode the nissan maxima ,the jag dealer is also a nissan dealer , and ended up buying the sport version and find it ,for me,and driving in the usa , what i wanted and got it .
i alos look forward to the new LS that i was told is coming out in 2016 and is a total new design ...hope for the best .