I've had the pleasure of owning 4 w202's through the years. The last wagon was a 2.5 diesel and I don't recall the cabin noise as bad as my current vehicle. It is far and away the worst of the lot - rolling road noise is horrendous. Fitted with both Goodyear 'Hydra grip' and a spare set of 'Efficient grip'. So off to my local independent who says these are too rugged for such a sedate vehicle and suggested Continental Contact 3's or something similar with a less aggressive tread pattern. Obviously stopping distance is important but as I can only drive like a nurse on our crowded UK highways, comfort is key - if new tyres can't sort then it'll have to go! So I welcome suggestions before I go planting my hard earned on a guess. Thanks in advance.