I know is kind of early but,since you are in the subject and, you are not going to buy for a couple of years. You may consider this. I read that the 2001 "C" class will be bigger (inside) and have a much better engine than the current "C" class. It looks like a "S" class, from the pictures I'd seen so far. It is suppose to come out in september this year and the price would be about the same as the current models. Any comments?