OMG everyone shut up! You are all arguing with the OP about his OWN decision on what car he's looking as a beater for the mean time! He's a BIG BOY NOW AND CAN MAKE HIS OWN DECISIONS! Just answer his question!!! If you want the C350 DO IT! Your all acting like he's getting into a CIVIC or some other jap crap car. It's a MERC They are GERMAN MADE like our cars as well. Have any of you ever driven even a base C300?!?!? IT rides more smooth than most cars out there! Its literally like a couch on wheels. If the OP has a great deal for a used 09 C350 than let him get it. WHY YOU ALL HATING?! and guess WHAT!? He's going to buy another M3 in the end!!!