I guess this question applies primarily to those living in Europe. My wife and I are seriously thinking about a Mercedes A Class, the 140. I've read good things about them on the web (aside from the since corrected rollover debacle in the first models), and we love everything about it. We're going to test drive one for a couple of days on Monday. One really cool feature is that all the seats except the driver's are removable, for lots of room to haul large objects. I guess a one-year old model is gonna run about $14-15,000 total. Anybody out there have any experience with one?