This really isn't a good place to mention anything German in future.
i have to say i dont think the merc is too bad a car, my mate has a 51 plate
for his 51 plate he paid over £10k a year and half ago i think
i bought my 02 156 for just under £4k a little later!
you will be leasing but i know who got value! and more laughs for my money! and more bang for my- ok i'll stop
he has real alfa envy and this is a 1.6 156!
not a GT for heavens sake!
his car is very heavy, he has a 230 diesel(?) i think, i dont know mercs.
his sound system is absolutely incredible and the interior is very nice, i am a little jealous but it tends to run like a dog most of the time and has been far less reliable than mine! and it eats tires!
if my 156 has better seats?
if my 156 has a better interior?
if my 156 is more reliable for petes sake!
YOUR GT will be sweet as a nut!