Hello and thank you to all who have built and contributed to this site. We purchased a used silver 2006 280 automatic in October 2012 for the occasional weekend outing. We've put 7K miles on it in three years; it now has 88K miles on it. The left front tire developed a spontaneous leak in the sidewall a couple of days ago so today I had a new set of tires mounted. And then I noticed how yellow the light covers have become. Then the console armrest cover latch stuck open. Then a message popped up stating that COMAND needed to shut down because the battery was weak. Seeing these events as a potentially bad omen, I joined this forum to figure out whether I should keep the car, run away, or hire an exorcist. Looking forward to participating in discussions.