Thanks to those who repsonded with general C280 advice
I'm going to look at one during lunch today so I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thise site is absolutely invaluable to those like me who are need of education on specific models were are interested in. I can't thank those of you who responded enough for taking the time to educate me on common concerns. Without your advice, I'd now be insearch of a low mileage Honda Accord! Something my wife says is what I should be doing anyway. But on car issues I can't rely on her. Afterall, she wanted me to look into buying a Prelude when I bought my 944!