2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
Really lovely car. Very BMW like (taught suspension, excellent powerplant, good road view and road feel). Got the MB tex interior which feels a little cheap, but all told car is quite luxurious in a Germanic kind of way. While competition for this car is supposed to be the BMW 335i, I really think the better comparison is with the recent BMW E90 330i sedan with sport pkg. . Both cars are not speed demons, but are very entertaining as a daily driver and when the spirit moves you to carve up some road. As a middle aged man, I appreciate the ease of getting in/out of this vehicle and it's civilized demeanor around town. This car is now a viable alternative to the BMW 3 series.
Taught suspension, no-nonense teutonic cabin, very intuitive computer interface, bluetooth, very responsive engine and transmission, back seat actually fits two adults.