I traded in my 98 Mercedes E320 in towards the purchase of my Focus. The Benz, when it was new, cost around 50k...back when my mother originally purchased it new.
I really hated to see the car go, but it was finally time to move on.
The only thing that I miss from the Mercedes, compared to the Focus, is the almost entire absence of road noise and the soft ride.
Other than those two things, I really prefer the Focus.
"Well, sir, it's this rug I had. It really tied the room together."
-2012 Race Red Ford Focus SE Hatchback
My other ride is a Pearl