Firstly - hi - been lurking a bit, great forum you have here! Am seriously considering one of these (or pos an E55 but thats another story...) Currently driving a 2006 Focus ST(3) which I have loved, but thinking about changing in the nearish future and the C55 is definately 'on the list'! Have seen a fair few about, both private, independent dealers, and main dealers. Realised that the Merc approved cars are backed up with a years warranty which obviously appeals but of course its built in to the price.... What is the likelihood of me getting caught out with big bills if i go independant/private? Anyone any experience of aftermarket warranties etc?? Any known issues, complaints, advice etc??