Now you will all have to forgive me as this is my 1st Benz. Picked it up friday night, and I have been driving it almost non-stop. I have to say I love it. We had looked at the 240 a few months ago, and decided to hold off, and I am glad we did. The manual transmission is smooth, and the car leaps in 2nd and third. It comes with performance tiires, and it has the sport suspension, so the ride is firm without the feel every bump factor that we had with BMW. It handles great, and so far, so good. Given the weather, I am going to get proper snow tires this week.
I have the regular sound package and have listened to Classical, pop, heavy metal, techno, classic rock. I am one of these have to have it music guys - harmon kardon home theatre, dolby 5.1 computer speakers, etc etc. The sound in this car is great. I am not sure what Bose speakers would really add to it. A better equalizer would help, as would the ability to shift between radio/CD/Cassette, or change CDs using the sterring wheel(maybe there is a way, and I just have not found it yet.)
If anyone has any questions, let me know. I don't know what to say except I am very very happy!!!