Remember the Mercedes Add... a used Mercedes is better than a New anything else( at the same price) Little Wifey has been making noise about replacing our now 6 year old C Class. Vw Passat has had a good reports, A road test for $43000 soon convinced that the add was right. not a patch on the C Class (at $25000). In fact the new Mk 7 Golf is a nicer Car to drive at half the price. Doesn't have the bells and whistles to go wrong. A Volvo V40 seems very nice until i read of the clonkey Twin Clutch Gear Box which lets it down. So the Mercedes stays for at least another 5 years. 5 years of depreciation on a new C Class pays for a lot of repairs to our current Car, that may never happen.