I had hired a c180 for a weekend as my BMW had blown up, I was quite impressed with the car in general and you get a sense of class and its more grown up.
I then test drove the C220 and was impressed with its performance over the c180 and the fuel figures are the same.
At first the car seem rather upright and not as stable as the BMW I had, but as you drive this more and more, it becomes more and more convincing, and for the size of it it handles very well indeed. It pulls away quick and the rated book speed is not correct, certainly not what I got, 0-60 7.9 seconds, and I know she can do over 130mph, but not saying I have or have not! I say she, yes because this is the first car I have owned for 2 years and had no problems, it gets noticed which is not such a good thing, but then again, it's a Mercedes and they are good cars, everything form a clip to alternator is so much better made, that's why they last. My only gripe is the fact that Mercedes have cut corners in a few interior area's, for example the plastic door bins that contain the speakers give a good rattle, but they are going back to their good old self now so I look forward to my new E class in August. I would recommend this car as a safe, reliable family car with a lick of class, and would rather have a 4 year old Class than a new Mondeo or alike. The last other bonus I would mention is that it holds its money if you get the correct colour and spec!
Go on you know you wanna!