I could be getting my first car pretty soon and I have a budget. I have to get a car that is in the lower 20k range! Anways my dad insists that a spankin brand new accord (we already have a 6th gen which i used to drive sometimes) or a wonderful toyota camry is the answer! Anyways my choices have been a used audi a4 (used car is a negative point), a new rsx (eh..) , a new vw gti?, or recently added, a new c230k. I went to the dealer and I asked for a stripped down model with only auto (i have to get an auto). We test drove it and I liked the handling and power. Anyways we go to talk $$$ and the guy seems like he really wants to sell this thing! He suggests that the price could be in the $24,000 region! So we say we'll get back to him and then my dad tells me that the car is too small and that there is a "dangerous" blind spot through the rear view mirror!(you know that bar you see going accross the rear windshield?) What do you guys think about that? Also can you comment on reliability. Also is it possible to get the dealer to install the C7 package on this car for the option price of 750 or 800?