I have been facing a bit of an uneasy time/upheaval and have been mulling over a few different options. I was going to sell the 126 as I don't really have a use for it. But I don't really want too as its really nice to drive and spend time in and to be honest is hardly worth selling at the price I have it advertised for. I just know I will end up regretting it! I think I have convinced the other half to let me keep it as a weekend/going out car. I am selling a few other things (trying anyway) so we cut down the amount of vehicles and the running costs that go with them. I'm considering an S124 workhorse, it sounds like just what I want. The OCD in me is going mad for it as its the same colour/interior as my 126 and would look great together after some fettling. How does MPG differ between a 300 and a 230? May sound a dumb question but my reasoning is the 230 is always trying hard and revs like mad at motorway speeds. My thinking is the bigger torque engine will be doing less if driven the same and have higher gearing. Now if I convince the other half a 3.0 will be roughly the same and it turns out to be 20mpg I will be in the dog house! Oh and she will find out as she will be driving it a lot!!! It wont be like the 'ahem' nearly 30 mpg V8! I really want to consider it as it looks like I have a buyer for the Audi and the red 124 and the van should sell easily. Oh and sorry for rambling on a bit, kinda thinking out loud here!