Despite saying I would not have anything to do with Nissan in the future I am very tempted by the 350D. Hopefully Mercedes will listen to all the criticisms and remove all the obvious Nissan tat and just use the highly modified chassis. In the meantime it's off to the local Nissan non franchise specialists for a duplex timing chains upgrade and hope that solves the on-going cold start stalling which is now at a dangerous level. Then I can sell the old pig and move on. Glad to know that I'll still be welcome here as this is definitely one of best forums I have used.