Im 18 and off to college in about 5 months. Looking for Mercedes that is affordable, reliable, safe, cool, economical, ect... Looks like the 190 is a winner in those categories. For the most part im wondering is the car worth the 3-4k? will it be reliable if I purchase a car in good shape w/ lower miles (around 100k)? How are the engines/tranny's? Are they slow? Im reading all I can aboutthe car as we speak so hopefully I will learn more! Thanks!!!