Her ladyship has decided that a Mercedes E350 estate will be her next car and keeps bombarding me with look-at-this bargain on CarGurus E-mails.
As a sanity check I looked at P38 prices. Not many but two seriously optimistic standouts were:-
1998 4.6 Limited Edition (which?) with 54,000 miles on the clock for £12,000 and a fiver change
2002 4.6 Vogue with 24,500 miles on the clock for £20,000 and a fiver change.
Makes the up to £10,000 ish Japanese imports seem almost sensible.