I'm saving up money to buy a car and I'm looking at my options. Over here we must pay tax on owning a car and fun/big/luxury cars are really fucking expensive to own, that's why everyone drives around in silly gay-looking small cars. So one option is a 5-10 year old small car like a Seat, Volkswagen Golf or something Japanese. Because of the popularity of these cars, they're relatively expensive to buy, even 2nd hand. The bigger and heavier you car, the more road tax you have to pay. So big cars are relatively cheap because almost no one wants them. A small car is around 300 a year in tax. A BMW 7 series costs over a 1000 a year. A big SUV is pretty much double that. This rule doesn't apply to cars over 25 years old. I've heard many great stories on the old diesel Mercs from the eighties in terms of reliability. On top of that, diesel is a lot cheaper over here than gasoline. I'd rather cruise around in a huge old car than a newer small car. The 300 series looks fuckin' awesome. Purchase price is the same on these cars, believe it or not. Are there any folks around here driving around in an old Benz?