Well, it's been a few years of thinking about them but I finally bought one! CLK 320 Convertible, metalic blue avantagarde, 1999, 89k on the clock FSH. Amazingly 48k of those miles was covered by the first owner in the first 18 months! It had three services in that time alone! It's a little bit of a project, in that there are a few things that need attention, but the condition of the body, smooth drive and price sold it! Ended up getting it for 3.2k which is in honesty I think a total bargain for how much car it is, tax and MOT as well. It drove very well on the 90 mile trip home, apart from a slight hiccup when I was around 15 miles away, more of that in a bit. So, things to do? - Try to polish up headlight plastic as they are 'milky' / washed out - clean and waxoyl the arches - find a new emblem / badge for the top of the auto shifter - Service it - Resolve the sticky fore / aft drivers seat motor - Identify strange limp mode occurrence that happened after an hour of driving - Replace secondary cats (slight clonk or dull vibration at gently revving when not moving). After that little lot it's going to be: - replace alloys with AMG style alloys - replace audio system - re-finish leather on steering wheel That might sound like a bit of a list, but, for a car that is 13 years old I think it's not too bad! I've just ordered up 12x NGK platinum plugs, 10 litres of 5w40 supergrade oil, and filters. I'll be doing that before she goes any further, as she is currently sat on my drive after a late night driving her home last night awaiting my attention! Once that's done I'll get to work on the other bits. The most concerning thing at the moment though was the 'limp home' style mode (which reset after stopping the car and restarting). It happened when I switched from 'Winter' mode to 'Standard', I expected a light to pop up on the dash telling me of the switch but nothing happened and the switch felt a bit sticky, so a few rocking back and forth to test the switch I came to a large hill, I pushed my foot to the floor for the car to kick down and it didn't. It just sat at 2-3k, seemed reluctant to rev and was very down on power. No misfires or anything, perfectly smooth but I had to give it at least half throttle from then on for it to even want to move and it just wanted to cruise at 2-3k. A restart of the car cured the problem and off we go - instant throttle response and no issues. I'm not sure if playing with the W and S mode selector while driving confused something. It was also very wet, lots of spray and much coming up from the road and in the air, perhaps the MAF is on it's way out and got a little damp? I've experienced MAF issues before, normally the cars will run like a bag of nails and missfire + not rev, this was similar in that very little power and throttle response, but the car still was smooth and just wanted to sit around 2-3k and not change down to get moving if needed. I guess I will start on my list, and if when I drive it happens again unplug the MAF or just get a new one and see if it is the issue. I hope it is, and that it is not something more sinister, but honestly the way it goes and how smooth and quiet the engine is, I would think it's just a sensor. Oh, one more thing I remember, cruise control works perfectly, but when I pressed the stalk to set a maximum speed it said 'speedtronic - visit workshop' this was also around the same time as the drop in performance, (I was obviously playing with switches on the way home so it may have been a little before or after ) would this error have thrown it into a 'safe' mode? Anyway, I'm still happy that I finally have one, even though I have to spend some time on it and it is a little bit of a project. Fingers crossed I can get it all up together nicely Cheers!