However, their stuff ain't cheap. A Mercedes S-class will usually cost more than 5 Toyotas. It will probably last as long as 3 or 4. The Mercedes-Benz company is a pipsqueak, compared to Toyota.
Are you kidding? Mercedes is garbage nowadays. Ever since they bought out Chrysler, their quality went into tho toilet. I'm in Minnesota, and I'm accustomed to seeing 10-15 year old Mercedes that are total rust buckets on their last legs driving around. Granted, this is salt country, but I also see Mercedes from the 70's and 80's driving around with little to no rust so it hasn't always been this way, which is kind of sad. A new Toyota will easily last longer as new Mercedes while costing less to purchase and maintain, and IMHO the quality of new Toyotas has also been sliding for about the last decade.