hi there, glad to be a new member on this forum. I have always bought my cars new and to be honest never owned a German vehicle. most of the cars i owned were Japanese luxury such as the lexus and acura. I have moderate knowledge about cars and how they function. for example difference between forced induction and naturally inspirited engines. i do my own fluid changes and tire installations...done mods like CAI, Headers, Exhaust, etc. My mom currently owns a corolla and we are going to buy her a new car. Have been considering a 2008 mercedes benz c230. Only thing i am worried about is its reliability. can't really find much information about this, i know a friend who owned a 2005 c kompressor and he was very happy with it. I'm wondering if there are any major issues with this car that i should be aware of? thanks.