Last fall, I had an opportunity to drive a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E, a modern classic about which I, perhaps a bit grandiosely, concluded, In many ways, the 300E feels a lot like a modern car, and to Mercedes’ credit, a very good, very expensive modern car

It makes all the expected, Germanic noises as you get in—the click of the door handle, the creak of the hinge, the insistent buzzer telling you that the key is in the ignition, your pants squeaking over the vinyl bolsters and into the corduroy hug

What is it about a coupe? One with genuine, if not expansive, room for four, performance sufficient for comfortable travel at any legal speed, superb outward visibility with which to see and be seen, and elegant style that draws attention—but the kind that draws you in,

Ford's captive import luxury brand of the '80s was a swing and a miss, but putting the Merkur Scorpio head to head with the Mercedes-Benz 300E may not be as crazy as it sounds. Imported cars, especially cars imported from Europe, have long enjoyed a certain