I am not in a rush to purchase a car and have been doing some research about cars. some of the different vehicles I have been looking at include: 2003 Mercedes E500 2002 BMW 745i 2001 Mercedes S500 2001 Audi S8 2002 Audi S8 Anyway for those of you that own S8's what are your experiences. I really like everything I have read about them so far. They seem to be some of the safest best made cars on the planet and I like the fact that they are very understated but have high performance. Any comments would be appreciated. Also if you have previously owned a Mercedes or BMW how does the overall owner experience compare from one brand to the other?