I was waiting to retire to buy a car that is fun to run around in, but also safe. Then I realized that it was dumb to drive a stodgy old car while I still have to commute. Why not get that new car and enjoy it now? So I picked the C230 Komp and never looked back. It has plenty of cargo space with the back seat down, is very maneuverable - a plus on the freeway - and fits my 6'7" husband comfortably with the seat adjusted. In short, it is a nice mix of function and fun.
The way it handles, the amount of space in the hatch/rear seat combined, easy to park, the power when you need it. Sun/moon roof.
The cup holder is awkward and limited in what it can hold. No biggie.