What model should I buy?
First of all let me say that BenzForum seems a nice place to be - all contributors are friendly and helpful.
OK, here's my question - although I've been on the road for many years (with Fords, VWs, etc.), Mercedes is a new area for me so I need some advice on what model to look for.
It must be an estate and (it would seem), it must be an earlier one (1997/98?). I looked today at a new model and was disappointed at the total space in the rear with the seats folded down. The length was fine but the width between the rear wheel arches seemed no more than a metre: as a musician (loading gear in and out every other day) I need as much rear space as possible. Am I right in thinking that the earlier models had more floor width?
Secondly, fuel economy is a big factor for me, so..... a diesel? a turbo diesel? What sort of mpg could I expect?
So, what model and year for a wide-space, diesel, estate?
Lastly, as I live in the UK, any recommendations for dealers?
Many thanks in advance for any responses,