Originally Posted by sunchild
i was in the same position as you 1 week and 3 days ago. except i was also looking at the C32 AMG and the 05 C230 6 Speed Manual and the 06 C280.
It's a choice you have to make, you just got to drive those cars and no forum talk will reassure you better than driving them for yourself.
the C32 is incredible...I test drove one yesterday..an 02 with 35k miles...don't know if all C32's (kompressor/supercharged) have a horrible lag for a split second before becoming a beast...
I'm quite surprised, cuz my friend's C43 becomes a beast without hesistation...
I'm gonna keep it minimal so probably a more base 06 325i Auto or 05 C230 Kompressor SS(last year for Kompressor (K) engine on the non-AMG C's)...but i'm really liking the standard equipment and new body style on the E90's, but since the C230K is 05, I should be able to get a better deal...ahhhhh decisions, decisions