I know that guys on the MB Forum are a pretty affluent lot (otherwise you wouldn't be driving MB!), but how on earth do you guys get away with spending so much dough on your indulgences? Our household budget luckily stretches to a decent car (and running it) but that's my lot. Chipping, Harman Kardon, Detailing, leather dash - forget it. SWMBO would reel off a hundred different ways of spending that sort of money!! In these tough economic times, I can't believe that others don't have the same issues. You are either very rich, very selfish or very unmarried Or perhaps its the reason that you see so many happy drivers of swish cars - with very long-faced ladies in the passenger seat!