Hello all. I don't currently own a Mercedes, but that's potentially going to change soon, so I've signed up to do some research, ask some (possibly stupid) questions and keep an eye on the classified ads. My current car is a Subaru Forester STi, which I've owned for six and a bit years. I've been heavily involved with a few Subaru forums and was part of the club staff/ moderator team on Surrey Scoobies before we closed it down and moved to facebook (long story... don't move to vBulletin's cloud product is all I'll say!). The STi punches well above its weight, is great fun and unusual, but it's getting long in the tooth and the time has come to move on. It's a hard act to follow, hence I've kept it so long. There's quite simply nothing like it. My wife has a WRX wagon, so there'll still be some "Jap crap" in the Stig household. My musings have led me to a number of alternatives, including a C63 Estate. I'm hoping to test drive one next week which looks to be good on screen... we'll see if it delivers in the metal. I'm not going to ask for people's experiences, etc. as I can probably find lots of posts by searching, so I'll spare you all that irritation for now! Anyway, hello. Hopefully I'll become a regular if I take the plunge. Cheers.