Originally Posted by Sean
If you are truly not looking for 'flash', then why are you looking at Mercedes? If you really just wanted size, you would be looking at Fords or Chevys, but in the end the brand is very relevant to you strictly based on the fact you are looking for Mercedes.
Wanting a Mercedes doesn't mean that you want flash. On the contrary, the Mercedes is a far more understated vehicle than the Fords and Cadillacs of today. A colleague of mine looked at the Escalade last year and was turned off by the salesman who kept wanting to sell him some aftermarket rims.
Putting a woman behind the wheel of a massive car just so that she 'wins' the crash is remarkably short-sighted, stupid and selfish. You are essentially condemning whatever poor soul she hits.
Well, if you hit someone, a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the victim's family will cost you far less than an injured victim's pain and suffering award.
Anyhow, back to the topic, I think I saw that the BMW X5 comes as a 7-seater now, so that's another option. And yes, the new Lexus is out in a year and a half I think.