I'm new here and I have to say this forum is much richer in useful content than the fluff & noise on benzworld.org. I have a quasi-dilemma; your advice is valuable to me. I bought a 1989 Mondial t cab with ~15.7K miles at the end of August. The dealer is reputable (Wide World in Spring Valley NY) and I have a 90 day full warranty. I was assured that I would receive all books & records including a "major" maintenance done 30 months ago. After chasing down my salesguy for 2 weeks, I finally got a FedEx with the books & records -- only there are no docs for the major service done 30 months ago. A 15K major was done in Dec 2000 when the car had 14770 miles and the docs are good for that, including a line item receipt and a signed stamp in the warranty book. It has travelled very little in the past 5 years. The manual suggests routine maintenance every year regardless of the miles (fluids and such) but the conventional wisdom I've heard/seen/read is that after 5 years a major should be performed regardless of the mileage. In fact -- and I know you're all going to ding me for this -- I have no hardcopy records of any work done on this car since Dec 2000. Everything else seems to be operating fine. A/C blows cold, all switches operate, drivetrain is smooth when at normal operating temp, etc. Convertible top is irksome but forget about that. Question/advice: Should I go for a major? Just fluids and such?