Hi guys I'm looking for a W210 E220 CDI. I definitely don't want a 300TD or a 320 CDI, and don't want a W202, W203 or W211 either. I've heard only the cars with the Tiptronic boxes are 143bhp and that the ones with the older auto box are 125bhp? Is that true? (according to Parkers, it is, but you guys might know better? Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (95-02) - Facts & Figures - Parkers) Anyway, the main question I had is whether or not it would be a good idea to get one with around 170,000 - 180,000 miles on it? There are loads for sale, I'm not too fussed about exterior colour, I just want a light colour on the inside (basically not black), and I don't mind cloth/leather. What I've found is that you can get them with 120,000 to 150,000 miles for around £2000, and you can get them with 170,000 to 200,000 for around £1500. Is the £500 saving (which could potentially be spent on a gearbox and suspension service) worth the extra 30-40 thousand miles? How much do these 220 CDI engines usually do before giving all sorts of problems? I've noticed they can have a lot of rusting problems... is there a specific year I should look for to minimise the rusting? Or should I just inspect the car upon seeing it? Also, are there any checks I should definitely do before I buy? Thanks guys!