For me it would be a question of styling. If the styling of CC's in that era is palatable and it's in the price range then go for it. A buddy of mine picked up a barely used 04 SV 211 last year for around $30K. The equipment in it including ballast, 343, tower, lift out carpet,big stereo et al was sensational buying. He does everything behind it and I have been known to ski and foot with it and I found it unbelieveably capable. I considered buying one myself but just couldn't come around to the styling. Hence the MC. As for CC styling, I have heard it described as European, but for me the only european aspect may be the leather on the steering wheel and shift knob. As for fit, finish and quality components my unbiased opinion would be that CC is the winner.