Well I collected my new (16 year old) W124 last night and what a cracking car it seems to be. 135,000 miles but serviced regularly and looks practically brand new inside & out. All this plus a new set of winter tyres with the car for under a grand. Can everyday modern classic motoring get any more practical? My W126, which is believed to be the earliest one left in the UK can now go in the garage for some well deserved tlc over winter having done daily driving duties for the past two years with no problems. In my opinion these types of cars really do make financial sense. Fair enough they use more fuel but you can't really lose money on them if you buy a good one at these kind of prices. So I can hang my trilby on the three pointed star with pride....chuffed to bits!!