Moneys tight and its service time for the 1984 Merc 500SEC - it needs 4 new tyres, tax and the service (new plugs points etc). Oh, and its now rusting away merrily (it is 21 years old afterall). For the same money I could have a 1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.0 10v with full service history, 3 months tax, 9 months MOT. I never spend much on cars and the Volvo will stand me for the next year or so. Both cars get excellent reviews and are well known for going 250,000m + with no major component failure. Hmmmmmm?