We already own a 1983 380SL and its a fantastic car but its mainly my wifes car. I like the look of the CLKs and am in the process of selling my MK2 Scirocco and Audi A4 to fund the new motor and wondered if you good folk could offer any advice on what to look out for,or models to avoid. Im aware of the corrosion issues on the earlier models. From what ive seen over the last couple of weeks, it looks like my budget will allow for a 2001-2003 model. I've heard that the tiptronic autos are best avoided, how true is this and what sort of fuel consumption can i expect from a 230 or 320 ? Thanks in advance for any advice or pointers.