2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
This is my first Mercedes. My family love it. I bought the C230 sport Mars red with sat. radio. It may have been a bit pricey but you get what you paid for. The transmission was a litle tricky but very used to it now. Gas mileage is very good for a premium only car. It gets plenty of attention. I get plenty of compliments. It is a weekend car and my wife can't get enough of driving it. I would recommend this car for entry level budget buyers. I will never buy nothing but Mercedes.
Satellite radio, one touch windows and sunroof, command center, opening the windows and roof without being in the car, Turn signal on the mirror is great, styling is awesome.
A bit more horsepower, just 10-20 more but the car is very quick. More standard safety items standard like door side airbags At least a two year full service maintenance plan.