Oooh nice..... Saw a C280 Estate advertised locally over the weekend so I went to have a look this morning on the way to work. I wasn't too keen on the car itself, it was silver, cloth trim no alloys and an Elegance with wood trim. However I very much liked the way it drove. Performance was very, very exhilerating!! nice tone from the engine and it seemed to pull and pull and pull. Have to say it felt a little unstable/wallowy when cornering at speed and the ASR light was flashing with nearly every touch of the right pedal. It was a private sale and the asking price was £9995 on an S-plate , I was tempted to take it further purely for the performance but I had to tell myself that the next Smerc I get will be a Sport or Avantgard with leather and not silver. The bloke selling it reckons it will be sold by tonight anyway and I can't find that sort of money that quickly! Nice car though.