I thought I'd post this question separately to my other thread. I am currently considering purchasing a Hymer S550, circa 1994, less than 100k miles. I have always avoided auto boxes, having seen the expense involved for a couple of friends on cars, although I can see the advantages of having them. Regarding the above 2.9 non-turbo Merc, are there any opinions regarding the reliability of these auto boxes, and any experiences of problems/costs. Are you put off buying this era of auto box? Also, would I be right in thinking that these earlier boxes are non-computer controlled, and does this make them more reliable? Thanks again.