- Jan 20, 2004
- Norfolk, UK
- 530d Touring + ML270 Inspiration
Because if I put the dog in the boot I would get some nob head moaning that I was being cruel to animals.Well, if you think that the gap between a modern Ford and a modern MB is as broad as that then you certainly haven't driven a Ford recently - or (more likely) you have massively rose-tinted spectacles on when you look at your E-Class.
Secondly, I could ask you why you aren't driving a Bentley? One can be bought for less money than a decent used E-Class and it is a hell of a lot better car.
Problem is, as good as a Bentley may be I would feel a complete **** driving it, so would never entertain it.
I have driven quite a few Fords recently, and to be honest the fact they are FWD is enough to ruin it for me. They are perfectly fine in every area, but they just don't excite me or feel special in anyway.
I would put the W211 up against loads of new cars, for me it beats the new 5 series, certainly better than the A6 and in may ways I prefer it to the W212 as a family load lugger as it is softer and more comfy, plus I like a light interior.
At least the Volvo V70 is a complete comfort wagon and doesn't pretend to be anything else which is where so many cars seem to fail these days, they try and be to many things. And that is what I love about the W211, it doesn't try and do anything other than be a very smooth. comfortable everyday car.
Edit: The gap can be tiny between the two, the fact is I enjoy one and not the other.