M-2 / M-3 / L-5 https://cars45.com/listing/mercedes-benz/c240/2005
It’s not as glamorous as you think. It’s not that expensive or that big, you’ll learn. However, you have to have some knowledge and be willing to risk going from a low carb high carb vehicle to one like the M-3. M-2’s are just as high end as their twin brother, the M-3 and because of it don’t get the same quality.
I’d say that both these cars are much heavier, and that if you really want a good performance value. But I’ve found the M-2’s are much safer as they’re built for highway performance.
As a practical matter, a lot of cars need to be more consistent about what the front wheels are doing and how they’re moving. In the M-2 the rear wheel was a standard 8-speed lever brake, but in the M-3 all levers were made of carbon fiber and it’s a nice compromise between being less durable, especially though I could always get them to work when the lever wasn’t locked. It also meant if you needed to pull off the car and hold it when everything was going fine, there was a lot of safety. The only time that the M3 felt a little bit less safe was on