Hi all, I'm new to these parts, but thought I'd start by picking your brains for some advice...... I've currently got a 2000 C280 Sport (quite nice it is too! ), but on calling into my local Merc dealer to get the brakes looked at, what should I find on the forecourt but a nice shiny 2001 CLK430 (11k miles, Silver, Command, AMG kit, AMG alloys, etc, etc, etc...). Does anyone have an opinion on how good these motors are? Are they astronomical to service and repair compared to my C280? Is that V8 happy with slippery conditions over the winter months? Do I do the financially responsible thing and stick with my C280<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>? Any help and advice would be much appreciated!!!! Cheers, Ed.