Bought a new daily driver
2002 5litre V8
What could possibly go wrong!!!
Becoming bankrupt from the fuel costs will be pretty high on the list!!!!
My Dad had an SL500 for a couple of years. Didn't get to drive it myself, but it was certainly a nice car to be in.
I suspect the fuel bills will get tiresome and if it goes wrong the repair bills will probably be hefty as well. My Dad found a local independent garage specialising in Mercs, their labour charges were certainly more reasonable than Merc main dealers.
I don't know your area, but I'd suggest looking around for a suitable independent garage to help you out as/when needed.
[Edited on 11/5/18 by nick205]
The 1995 version had a bio-degradable wiring loom! and....double glazed door glass. Fantastically complex toy
After just a week, I am getting the impression I will be getting quite well acquainted with the petrol station staff!