This final-year W204 generation C Class is something of a sleeper in 350 trim, which gets you the big 3.5 liter 302 hp M272 V6 powering the rear wheels through Benz’s 7-speed automatic. This is one of the last years this powertrain was offered, making it a solid bet for reliability.
To my eye, this more angular C Class design is more appealing than the somewhat molten looking W205 generation that followed in 2015. And it looks especially good in classic black-on-tan.
For a near-perfect example with about half the expected miles, the ask of $14,900 is quite reasonable, bordering on cheap.
It’s offered on craigslist HERE by a seller in the Orange County area.