I am considering a 2005 C-Coupe (providing the wife will let me) to replace my battle-worn Mazda Protege5. The Protege is a great car for those considering a cheap run-about, but I am driving 150+ miles every day and have decided that I want to spend my 2.5+ hours in more comfort and space than the Protege provides. I have looked at many cars and the C230 Coupe seems to fit me the best (as I am 6'4" and 275+ lbs.) Are there known issues with the C-coupe that I should be prepared for? I am hearing horror stories from a friend that works for Chrysler regarding the 300/Magnum (E-Class) and have decided that I will not be driving one of those until they get some things worked out. Also, I cruise at about 85...what should I expect for gas mileage...we all know that the sticker on the window is not accurate. I have driven the auto...any opinions on auto vs. 6-speed? How about the panorama roof? It looks good but what is the downside (other than weight?) My Protege has a very annoying wind whistle at higher speeds from either the windshield seal or the sunroof. Many people have tried to find it but none have succeeded. There is also the possibility of a certified 2004 coupe. Opinions of 2004 vs. 2005? Thanks all for your help. My wife and I have both owned 190s (mine was a 2.3-16, hers was plain 2.3) and miss them very much.