So I've had 2 320D SE's for the past 6 years.Great cars, never had a problem with either. Previous one was a 52 reg, the current one is 05. Both automatics. Credit crunch and recent job change are forcing me to ditch the bimmer, return it to BMW finance and find a cheap replacement. I've got only 2K max to spend on that replacement.. I'm only doing 12 miles a day commuting in the city (on the A406 in London), mostly in queues. so I'm after a comfortable, quiet and reliable car. Needs to have decent spec but nothing special. It needs to be reliable as well with as less hassle as poss to repair... I've read some of the treads and it seems as the majority see a mondeo as a good and reliable cheap saloon. I havent driven one, so I intend to find and test drive it, but what are the other options? From autotrader and ebay, I came up with the following list of possibilities? Accord S60 S-Type Avensis Mondeo 318 Any comments about these? What would you guys recommend? What I don't want is a car that every time I'll get in it, I'll think "my life is **** now and I need to drive this piece of c*** instead of the 320 I had before" No swearing Cheers, NC.