I would appreciate any opinions or facts on the matter please, either one as they're pretty much the same thing! 2008-2010 are the only years they fitted a diesel I believe. The newer 2010+ car looks ugly!! I need an estate car and have been looking at the bottom end of the W204 market unsuccessfully. The few I have test driven have been dogs and the ride on the elegance was surprisingly firm for my liking! I've been recommended one of these for having nice comfy ride and decent load space for a small estate car. To my eyes it looks good and it would be nice to have a break from driving a German car. Not sure whether I'll replace the W220 as well or not. Before I go down this route too far I'd like to hear any experiences and want to make sure I'm not wasting my time!