Sounds as if I'm not the only one debating over what to buy next to meet multiple and conflicting requirements. My S212 350CDi has averaged 32mpg over the last 4 years, including lots of local trips, several trips through Europe from France to Portugal and all the general stuff we all do. But I am being tempted by an S350L, if I can lose the estate luggage capacity and oooh! I've just seen a really nice S500L and it's only £10k over budget!!!!