My first post here as I've just bought a low mileage, 8 month old C Class 250 Sport Auto Bluetec Estate after 35 years of VW's. Initial impressions are very favourable, especially the build quality, power and comfort. I'm also very impressed by the local MB dealer in considerable contrast to local VW dealers. However, I'm still trying to come to terms with the very different controls, switch gear and displays. I find the wiper switch very awkward to use as well as the cruise control especially as the light for the speedtronic system is obscured by the steering wheel. I haven't yet worked out what the purpose of the finger sliding 'thingy' between the seats is as, I think, it duplicates the actions of the rotary knob below it. Also, I'm still puzzled by the auto hold and engine off/on actions - they seem to me to have little logic as to whether they work or not. It certainly is a very complex car that I'm sure I'll eventually get used to but have a slight feeling that some of the systems are less than intuitive. Despite the above I certainly don't regret buying the car and I would welcome any comments/advice about it.