I agree with Piobaire. Having driven both the C250 and the GLK350, I lean towards the GLK (and I'm a *car* person). It's more spacious and still feels/looks sporty without being a full fledged SUV. If you/GF are dead-set on a car, I would recommend taking a peek at the C350. Though there is a slight jump in price, it is well worth it. The C350 handles better and the engine, headlights, and other features are much improved over the C250.