I had my purple A-Class for half a year, and I think I should really better let someone else "enjoy" that "beauty" . While I really like some parts of the design of that car like elevated seating position and compact size, without elaborating too much on the negative side I am going to try to make a switch. I have a short list of cars: * Focus C-Max 1.6 TDCI 2005? * Mondeo 2.0 TDCI 2002-4? They seem to go much cheaper than C-Max, why? * Skoda Superb Classic 1.9 TDI * Nissan Almera Tino - if the top 3 prove problematic * Golf Plus 1.6 TDI - probably can't afford it * Seat Leon XL - seems expensive * Mazda 5 Basically all I am looking is a nice spacious car with loads of headroom and good reliability, as well as good economy and cheap (non-dealer) service. I am going to sell up, and then buy privately, or would you for some reason trade in to the second-hand dealer? Please advise if possible. Any simple hints and tips would be most useful for a man with so little knowledge of the car internal. Thanks.