Yesterday afternoon I was hoping to view the 07 model I mentioned in OP (I did say 06) but it didn't happen. I'm going to run over there later and have a look. I know it has recent history but I didn't really have time to dig further on the phone. If nothing else it'll give me an idea of what a 138,000 S-Max looks and feels like.
James, I don't think avoiding high mileage cars at all costs is really necessary to be fair. I'd rather drive a fully serviced 3 year old 100,000 mile motorway car than a 3 year old 20,000 town car (especially on today's roads). To each their own i guess.
Your 9yr old car with 90k sounds like a good example of what happens when they've just been pootled round to school or spar and back for the entire lives.
I just wondered if there's anything sinister lurking under an MY07 S-Max.