I am referring to my 13 year old, 2003 Mercedes E320 CDI. No, it's not the most pretty or the fastest car out there but it does put a smile on my face.
I bought the car with over 100,000 miles on the clock with the sole purpose of putting miles on it. To go pick up my little girl, a 260 mile round trip, I needed something solid, comfortable and spacious. I sit on the M25 and M4 for 5+ hours as often as I can to go collect my little lady and I can't think of many better cars for spending time wafting along at 70mph.
So not the best car in the world but it makes that journey somewhat enjoyable for the first half. I spend the second half of the trip answering questions. Why? Why? Why? Three year olds are pretty inquisitive! So thank you Mercedes making me smile for more than just being a sensible diesel.