Mercedes… James you are way off the mark.
I don’t think the styling of the new E Class is all that great although the roof on the AMG version makes it look better.
As for reliability Not Good… Problems with… air suspension and associated compressor… air conditioning system…screens… and tyre noise and a few other niggles. Electric range is nowhere near advertised. Other than that it is OK.
In two years Mrs PF has had changed one air suspension unit and one a/c air compressor. So so far- lucky.
MBEQ-TH was formed some four years ago by two owners to share problems and solutions with Merc PHEV’s. Now has more than 300 members.
Mercs used to be really good cars… now not so much. For some reason Thai’s aspire to them. Taxi in many countries.
Honda, especially Civic are good except far too much NVH. They seem reliable.
Ford.. their Everest is a nice ride, well for ‘body on frame’ but customer care in our experience is lacking.
Those things once large adults do not die very easy at all and are very aggressive. You can whack them slice them jump up and down on them and they still go. I once did that during the water festival and the little sob kept going. I finally put a skewer through into the dirt so it couldn’t go anywhere and would just die. This thing was at least a good 7-8+ inches (18-21cm) long.
Funny as the Thai Yai saw it and ran away.