Vlad,I agree about the 7 speed. I love it, and I can't drive regular stick shift. The interior was odd. I guess I will keep researching. Consumer Report did not rate the MB very highly.When we test drove the C350 last autumn I liked the 7-speed automatic gear box, it was incredibly smooth. The styling of the car is slick, the suspension comfortable. What really turned me off though was the quality of the interior, you can really tell that MB pushed the quick saver button there. Cheap feeling plastic all over the place. Very disappointing.