Hi, I've had my new E270CDi Avantgarde a month now and had a few comments/questions I thought I'd share here. Other than Brian are there any other W211 owners here? I love the car to bits, it really is fantastic and the technology behind it is awesome. The minor problems I've had so far are: -One of the wheels has marks under the lacquer, the dealer has ordered a replacement -The centre storage tray (in front of the armrest) lid rattles. Took me a while to figure out what it was and is only noticeable as the rest of the car is silent. The dealer tells me they have had a few owners report this and has ordered a new lid. -Driving to work last week and 'SRS System Failure contact workshop' came up on the driver display and I noticed the parking sensors had stopped working (no idea why they are linked!). I continued to work and when I got back in the car at lunch time everything was fine and has been since. -Occasionally when unlocking the drivers door with the remote (I set the remote to open the drivers door only on the first) it makes a strange juddering noise (and the button on the door pops up and down a couple of times quickly) and fails to unlock the door. Always works second time. I've also noticed the auto wipers don't seem sensitive enough, the windscreen has to have a lot of water on it before they work. I know someone with an S class who says his are the opposite, they are almost too sensitive and sure enough a S class was behind me on the M25 last week in light rain and his were wiping at least twice as often as mine! Is this something the dealer can adjust. Probably just me being picky I know... As I said I am really happy with the car, still getting used to the auto (I've always had manuals before) and its the first diesel I've had.