New member here. Currently a Mk3 Mondeo driver, only ever owned Fords. Pondering getting a post-facelift W211 E220 CDI estate in the medium-term future, so popping in here to read up. We need a car that fits three child seats across the rear with ample luggage space and capability for roof box and/or bike racks. The wife's C-MAX is good for the first but not the other two, and my Mondeo is a bit too narrow across the rear and with a big LPG tank in the boot can't do the luggage thing. The E-Class seems to tick all the boxes, and from about £13k for a facelift '06, is a veritable bargain, it seems. Would love to hear members' opinions of their S211s, or any other advice anyone cares to give.