During the last 10 years I have owned mainly Volvo's and for 3 years I owned an S Type R until I purchased my last Volvo V70 T5 in 2010. My partner and self visited a Mercedes dealer to view a second hand Cayenne which was crap so we decided against. SWMBO was looking at some Mercedes in the Showroom at Jays in Nuneaton and she was completely sold so when I purchased my 1st CLS500 in 2011 she loved it especially the seats. I viewed another S Type R last week and fortunately the deal did not work out so I am keeping my CLS untill I can purchase a AMG version. OK that the background, Since owning the Mercedes I have viewed the quality in comparison to Volvo,s and Jaguars and on relection the quality of the Mercedes exceeds the quality of Volvo or Jaguar. Not an expert but it just appears that the general build quality is far superior to any car I have owned. I was again surprised what £15k will buy.I have no concern anout petrol consumption so I am looking at anything over 5ltr supercharged or if the right one comes along will pay a bit more. I think once you go Mercedes you stay Mercedes. I just thought I would share my todays thoughts.