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Best car for $30,000USD, CLK or E series?

I'm considering getting a new to me daily driver. I've had 3 series before, an X5, several Boxster S, etc. I'm thinking of what would be the best choice for under 30K, hopefully closer to 25K. What comes to mind is an E series in 06+ years. I've noticed online the CLK350 could be an option as well and I guess the C series 350 too. I have a feeling the C series might not be the best choice...for no real reason.

Ideally 4matic would be great and the newer car the better. I'd like as many of the modern options too, bluetooth, NAV and iPod integration is key.

Any thoughts or comments?

Thanks in advance.
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From the list of previous cars looks like you prefer sporty cars.
I had too many speeding tickets in the past and figured out that car making 40 mpg is more important than the one that can shave 0.2 sec in 0-60 acceleration.
Bottom line, I love diesels and 6.9 seconds E320cdi is on lower end of your price range.
Good luck on your search.
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I'm leaning towards getting the newest lowest mile car. A few 350E 2008's look attractive for about 29500.
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