I bought the second 230C at the
dealership, a black bottom spec loss
leader. It has been a fantastic car,
the best I've ever owned in 25 years of
driving. Fast, handles well, great
mileage, versatile... everything I
learned to expect from a Mercedes.
When you buy American, you get a low
end car with things tacked on. This
has all the components and build
quality of a high end car,
minus "stuff" (electric seats, leather
interior, etc). A great trade off.
Sports cars (MGB), theology,
egineering, the kids, the house.