IMG_8215 by The_Wombat posted Oct 22, 2019 at 5:21 PM Just bought my first Mercedes, a 2001 CLK320 Avantgarde. Collected from Wembley and just got back to Huntingdon. Having pretty much always owned Alfa Romeos and Land Rovers (and still collecting both!!), I now understand 'why Mercedes!' even from the one trip I have made. Perhaps not quite as characterful as my other marques, but definitely still characterful, smooth, supremely solid, and comfortable. OK, I get it now (still to be convinced by BMW and Audi though ) Need to check it over thoroughly. Unusually for me this is a used car dealer car, so there is warranty, breakdown cover etc as part of a very reasonable package, and there is a full service history right up to its barely run in 61k miles, but I will give it the once over. Already found a fuel leak when it is full, which seems to be a perished breather hose or similar. Then I can start to get a few less priority things done. Wheels need a refurb, perhaps in a slightly darker silver or gunmetal (to hide the brake dust!), drivers seat belt doesn't retract quickly and is missing the plastic stud for the buckle, and maybe, just maybe, a double DIN Apple car play head unit. Very pleased though!!