Most of the time owners and interested parties of a particular brand of car go to the internet and forums to pick up advice and info about their cars or ones they would like to buy. As such most of the content they encounter is "Got a problem with ...................." so as it's such a beautiful day here - 29° - and I'm driving around in my lovely CLK, I thought I would like to try and balance the books a bit more, towards the positive. I picked up my 2005 CLK 270 cdi auto Elegance with 120,000mls in London last Saturday and drover her straight home to France. I cruised at about the speed limits so as to get to know her and not stress her on the trip home and she rewarded me with a fuel consumption over the 1000 kms journey 58 mpg - according to the dashboard computer. Not bad at all I thought, but it's all motorway so lets not hope for too much on a day to day basis. This has turned out to be false as, if anything she is better on our local A-roads. Absolutely stunning mpg or as we say over here ltrs/100 kms. OK, so she's good on fuel. The previous owner had done quite a bit of servicing work on her recently so I don't need to get the tools out just yet. But how does she look, feel and most importantly how does she make me feel. Well today I feel particularly well equipped to answer these questions as I've just had a most pleasant drive where I started to "examine the performance envelope" - not economy running today !!! Well I'm delighted. Not only does she have more than enough get-up-and-go, but it's done with such an air of assurance, confidence and pleasure. So answering my questions: 1. How does she look ? - really pretty, chic, sophisticated, pleasing. 2. How does she feel? - Just great! Really together, well sorted, safe and competant. 3. How does she make me feel? Like like motorbike makes me feel and that is very good indeed. So to summarise, I'm a VERY happy bunny.