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Buying a new Benz, need advice!

Hello all,

I received a wonderful promotion a couple months ago, and now I want Mercedes. I have my eye on an '05 C230 Kompressor. My price range is anywhere between 22-30k. I am 20 years old, and live in the Chicago area, and gas mileage is important. I don't really need a race car, but I also dont want a 0-60 in over 7.5 seconds =) It snows alot here, so AWD would be nice, but, I lean towards the "sport" models more, and unfortunately I cannot find a nice "sport" model that is 4matic. I have fallen in love with the new 08 C350 sport, absolutely beautiful. But, obviously, it is a little over my price range. So I guess my main question is: Should I wait and save up 5-7 grand for a down payment on an 08 c350 and try to pick a used one up next spring? Or is the 05 c230 a good benz as well? Are they reliable? Problematic? (the c230s i mean). How much do you think an 08 might come down next spring? Any other suggestions on a different model? Thank you so much for your input.



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