Took my E320Cdi to MB for an E service today, very helpfull and a pleasant experience so far. (Makes a change from people slagging them off!) Anyway, I got a nearly new C180K Sport saloon as a courtesy car, Hmmm, not very impressed with it. Don't get me wrong, it's better than the usual Corsa you get and I am grateful to be offered a car at all. But, I think this car is an emabarrassment to MB. It,s uncomfortable, bumpy, noisy and slllooooooowwww!! The noise it makes is awful, reminds me of the awful american hire cars, loads of noise and no go. Surely they could have tuned the exhaust to make a slightly pleasant noise instead of the screaming farty noise. The ride is bad, admittedly it has 17" wheels but even so you can feel every bump and matchstick you drive over, the handling is not even that great, my old Discovery feels more stable and sits on 4" raised suspension. OK, the interior feels OK, the seats are nice, the radio is horrible and looks bad. And how do you turn on the Kompressor? This car feels sluggish, certainly not a 'Sports' model like the name suggests. How many HP is a C180K supposed to be? Feels no quicker than my old 122hp C180 Estate. I get to drive a quite a few different cars at work, personally I think the new Mondeo is streets ahead of this C-Class, and no doubt a fair bit cheaper or rather affordable, there are many better cars out there, Audi A4 and the VW Passat are also much better cars in my opinion. However, I think my E320Cdi is superb, so I am not slagging off MB totally, I just feel this particular model is rather a dissapointment. Lets hope the service on mine remains a pleasant experience, looking forward to the bill, what they quoted is not too bad considering.