That su*#s. Sick to my stomach seeing and hearing stories like this!
On to your next car. I am not a big fan of Mercs, but that c63 AMG is a frickin' beast. A friend of mine has one and I can attest from first hand experience that the amount of torque in that car is outrageous. Great choice.
'09 e90 AW 335i M-sport
BMW PPK 1 / BMW Perf. Exhaust and Gloss black grilles / 19" BMW 313 Perf. wheels / BMW Perf. aero side skirts and rear diffuser