Just bought my first European car. A 2002 W203 C32 AMG in Brilliant Silver (I think that's what it's called).
Always been a 'rice rocket' man before this; always Nissan and always Skylines; lucky enough to have owned an R33 GTR V-Spec-II and am now selling a hotted-up 1996 Stillen SMX Maxima (I know I know it's FWD but it is still a great car).
Well to my Merc...I absolutely ADORE it!
It looks great, it drives great, it handles great and it accelerates as fast as a worked GTR in my opinion.
PS. People don't wave 'thanks' when I let them in into traffic now I'm in the C32 with the distinct exception of other guys and girls in Mercs, Audis, Beemers and Porsches.
Ha, I even had an older gentleman today nodding approval at my car as we were sitting in traffic in Parnell on the way to work. He was in a XKR Jag and was looking my car up and down then caught my eye and nodded with a smile. My g/f says I'm in 'the club' now...not quite sure what that means.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Auckland, New Zealand