I drove a VW Scirocco for 11 years,
partly because I could not find a
suitable replacement. The Scirocco
has been gone for 7 years and I think
I've finally found its worthy successor.
I wanted a Teutonic vehicle
comparable to the Scriocco, plus a
bit more: equal utility & performance,
less interior cabin noise (NVH),
slightly more back seat head & leg
room. Plus good vehicle safety
systems (head/side airbags, ABS,
The other cars on my short list were
the Audi A4 Avant, BMW 325i Wagon,
and the VW GTI. Each had their
pros/cons. But I found that the C230
was "rightsized" for me - not too big,
not too small, and because I skipped
buying all but two options, a good
My favorite feature would have to be
the lack of any strong weaknesses.
1. Rear Wiper
2. Less costly options
3. A better designed coin tray
4. A better location for the cigarette
lighter (power for the radar detector).
5. Better control of cabin
temperature up/down (face vs. feet).