Me again, look for a few opinion from folks that own the "e" models now, as there have been a couple of S line Black Editions in my dads price range come up for grabs but they have the 2.0tdie engine fitted, so lower lax, marginally less power, but massivly more economy... however I know from witnissing the fuel economy tests that what the offical test says and what you actually see on the road arent always the same...so does it really give more mpg? and is the slightly lower power and longer gearing more noticable over a 140bhp "normal" model?
also are there any issues with towing? as the options lists says the oe bar cant be specked on a e model, and yet the masses section says it can tow, just a little less than the 143 model.. dad will only ever really be towing a camping trailer so no need to have the max capacity he can, how ever he will be having a oe bar with oe electrics fitted if he can.
any other reason not to buy a "e" engined car? or a black edition?