Only a few months ago, and for a long time up to then, I was one of 7 or 8 in my area with 211s. One by one they have disappeared and replaced with newer shiny German motors. This morning I discovered that I am now the last of the breed. Every other 211 has now been replaced with something else. "What?" I hear you say. This is the interesting part. Without exception, they have all been replaced with 5-series BMWs. As I don't know any of them, I can hardly go round and ask why, but I suppose it is really down to one of two things. Either they were fed up with the 211 and it's problems, or it was time anyway for an upgrade and they didn't fancy a 212. Is it just this area, or is this phenomenon more widespread?