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  • Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I hate to think!

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    "He must be growing old".

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    NO. Bodywork rust protection is poor. Cost of OEM spares is ridiculous and electronics make it intolerant of alternative products. Quality of some components falls short of the Mercedes expectation.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    BMW 3 series Tourer.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?

    No

    What price did you pay?

    £3,300

    When did you buy the car?

    August 2007

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Condition, mileage, known owner.

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    2 out of 5 2.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Motorway cruiser, definitely not a "track day" car.

    What's it like to park?

    Good all-round visibility makes parking straight forward.

  • Living with it

    1 out of 5 1.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    2 x broken coil suspension springs; Lambda sensor; Crankshaft sensor; Coolant temperature sensor; Windscreen delamination; RUST.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Decent luggage capacity, though spare wheel is beneath it all.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Speed limiter.