Today I sold my 1995 E300D and delivered it to its new owner. I owned the car for 5 years and 5 days. This must say something about Mercedes-Benz because I have had over 30 cars since my first 37 years ago, keeping them for an average of only 15 months. Previously, the longest I had ever kept a car was just over 2 years, so keeping this one for 5 years really stands out. My E300 Diesel had 111,200 miles when I bought it and 141,200 miles today. It cost me £2500 to buy and sold for £1400, meaning that it depreciated by £1100 in five years, or only £220 a year. It averaged 36-37 mpg on DERV. That's cheap motoring! The MBClub forum has been a considerable help in enjoying my 5 years of Mercedes ownership because, whatever happened, there were people here who could give helpful advice, and often did. I am very grateful for that, because it made owning a Mercedes much more of a pleasure than it might have been. I would particularly like to thank Ian Walker of 124Works who took an ailing 606 engine and turned it into a powerhouse! There are plenty of good Mercedes specialists but only a select few in the outstanding category, and Ian's dedication to his customers is something that I will never forget. Poor health means that car ownership is not the highest priority for me just now, but if I should ever buy another Mercedes-Benz, I will be back! Thanks again, everyone.