I am more and more interested in the E350 wagon. It's more car than I need but I like the look and the power. Reliability and the cost of repair are big issues. Some can be had for less than the newer V50s.
One question has come up. Once these luxury cars go to the used car market and out of warranty...what happens when the car needs a $6,000 repair? Do the owners just shell out the money? Ignore the problem and drive it to the ground? Sell the car to unsuspecting dopes? Take it to the scrap yard? While you ponder that, here is a V50 review in Dutch. Press "CC" for English. I'm envious of all the engine choices you have in Euroland.