What alternatives should I consider to a used Mercedes E-Class coupe?
The Audi A5 Coupé was a bit of a smash hit when it first came out, because it was wilfully stylish and had a vast range of engines. However, it's no sports car in the bends and the pedals are horribly offset in models with a manual gearbox.
If you fancy a flash two-door that handles nicely, take a look at the BMW 4 Series Coupé. In terms of practicality, the BMW nearly matches the E-Class Coupé for rear seat space and has a slightly bigger boot. However, the Mercedes lacks central pillars, making for easier entry and egress.