I thank you all for your replies. Right now I have only 2 concerns. One, the unknown issue of the A/C and two, the 2 hour drive to get to this car. Right now I'm waiting for an e-mail pic of the interior. It's burgundy and I'm not sure at all how that will look. I've never seen that color interior in the 300E. If any of you happen to have a pic of your burgundy interior I'd appreciate a look. I wish the car were closer I'll tell you that. A 4 hour round trip drive to see a car that I could say "nah" about is not somehting I'm feeling good about doing.