I can fully understand your move to Skoda I hope it gives you good service I am not going to say how bad my 8 month old E-Class is I think members dont want to here it but Mercedes cars are now NOT worth the money
I disagree I have had FWD, RWD & 4WD cars & trucks
4WD you get the best traction & engine brakeing
FWD cars are far easier to drive beter traction & engine brakeing
RWD cars yes they can be a hoot but come down an ice covered hill no engine braking rear wheels turning at 4MPH engine at...
I agree with you say I live now in the south of France and most of the time it,s a pleasure to drive I think the big problem on the UK is that the roads are full and when a driver gets into the outside lane they just stay there
I leave my auto lights on but the system on my new E-Class is so very poor light go on in sunshine and off when it rains wippers go on when it,s not raining and off when it rains it,s just very very poor for what should be a good car