The multifunction indicators, wipers, flasher and washer stalk on the Merc is a maelstrom of confusion, especially when you also accidentally knock the cruise/limiter which in immediately adjacent.
I remember in the Punto we had in the 90's having to nod my head in order to see the speedo which was obscured by the steering wheel. Each time I did it, the ex Mrs P used to prod me in the ribs as she thought I was dropping off to sleep.
I'm trying to remember which car it was which would spill a load of water over you when you opened the door in the rain.
My dad had one when I was a teen. The good points on it were the ribbon speedo complemented by the chrome "millecinquecento" across the passengers dash. And the 'breathed on' engine. Not so good were the rust holes and the column change.