If you're thinking about buying a new car, you should look into the expected maintenance cost before you sign on the dotted line. I bought a Mercedes a few years ago that spent more time at the dealer being repaired than it did on the road. I got a great deal on the car, my wife loved it, but it proved to be a disaster when it came to reliability. Check out maintenance costs before you make the mistake I did. If I had only read the writing on the wall (or the internet) I'd have saved us from the nightmare. Live and learn.