Dear All, I'm new to the forum and a new potential MB owner (as the title suggests). I have always been a BMW man, and at 28 have already had 6, but I feel the direction BMW has taken with many of their newer cars has left me wanting. My last BM, a 530d, had two cracked 19" rear alloys in the space of 6 months, which I have now been led to understand is quite commonplace. Not fun to spend £500 per corner for doing nothing out of the ordinary! Anyways, I am looking at either a CLK55 cabrio or a CLS 55 - very different cars, I know, but having looked through many posts regarding ownership experiences they both seem to have some very strong followers. Any thoughts? Reliability, depreciation, general maintenance costs (not fuel - we all know what to expect, i.e. sub 20 mpg on a cycle), any particular issues to look out for, and major flaws? I am looking at CLK's post '04, around 60k miles (max), on the trader @ around £16k. CLS's - '05 on, around 45k miles, on the trader at around £20k (but really want a black one if I can get one). Apologies for the long post but it's my first so wanted to give as much info as possible. Be gentle, and thanks in advance!