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Hi all:
Hope you can give me some sound advise. I am in the process of buying a new used car. I am looking to get either a C240 or BMW 325. As mentioned, both will be used, from either 2001 or 2002. I have test driven both cars and really like both. I like the C240 because it is classy and offers a very comfortable ride. I like the BMW 325 for it drives very well and it has the cool factor attached to its looks. But beyond looks, I really want a car that I don't need to send into the shop every month for repairs for I do NOT want to be broke from repair bills. I have read many forum posts of both cars from bulletin board sites and have read complains on both cars. All of which makes me worried of course but still...I need a new car and I really do not want to go for the Japanese cars. I don't like any of the 2003-2004/05 Acuras, Infinitis or Lexuses. They just don't have the "prestigious look" that I want. Please advise me as to whether I should go for the C240 or 325?

Thanks so much.
 

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You looked at other stuff like gas mileage, safety features, long-term resale value, etc?

Both are good cars, I believe, although with tiny quirks here and there. Maybe wait a few months before buying anything? If you're unsure it might be good to take some time to just let yourself gravitate towards one or the other. Best of luck, though.
 

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Kirill - 5/9/2005 11:43 AM

i think c240 is a supercharged engine ?

I would go for C320 - NA 3.2 liter.
Yes, go for the C320 if that's possible, I've driven both as loaner cars during service and the C320 is much faster and has a much more luxurious interior than the C240. I was so impressed that I wondered why anyone would pay more for the E-Class.
 

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325. 325 is not the fastest car but the handling makes it fun to drive. 240s are too slow and the bimmer interior is nicer than the older w203 interior.
 
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