£3K bought me a 2000 320 V6 with 65,000 on the clock and minimal rust (just a little surface stuff which I intend to get seen to soon) and an interior that still looks really good. The V6 just has that bit more power and torque and is a more effortless drive, and sounds better. Mine is a pleasure to drive.Thanks for the welcome, it is greatly appreciated. I am not after massive power (but enough>) and to be able to drive from Preston to Skye and get out with out my back being in bits, what would you suggest? I have been steered (if you pardon the pun) to SLK230 or above and after 2002 in age. Budget about £4K. I know this is not a lot but that's what I have available.