I agree about the parking system. I've owned a s212 in e350 and now e63 since 2012 and it is a dated system. My 645ci had a better system as a 04 plate !?
My only other gripe is the lack of AWD.
Obviously both problems solved when I move up to a s213, once prices drop below £50k :devil:
So far I'm not regretting leaving my winters in the garage this year. Down south here there has been no real snow and as I don't use it for work it is usually well over 5c when I do take it out. My coni 5's have worked fine.
This is why you must use winters in winter, I wouldn't dream of driving my e63 in the snow on summers, it wound be suicide.
Last winter I was able to drive uphill in fresh snow, the grip was phenomenal, and also a really fun experience.
You are posting links to comparisons of the wrong engine...the 205 doesn't have an M157 engine...
Also, the old 204 looks extremely dated IMO, the 205 is too small, but a better-looking car. That is pretty much fact, but of course just IMHO.
i'm thinking about keeping mine a bit longer, as the look of the new c63 estate doesn't really improve anything (front is almost identical, and it is too tiny looking), so if i could find a way of getting the exhaust to pop that would be amazing!