2010 Mercedes Benz C Class
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Most Satisfying Car I've Owned

by from Tampa, FL on April 10, 2010

Most of the cars I've owned have been Hondas or Acuras, all of which I've liked, particularly my lovely '84 Prelude. But my 2008 C300 Sport version Mercedes is my favorite. The styling is quietly plea...
Most of the cars I've owned have been Hondas or Acuras, all of which I've liked, particularly my lovely '84 Prelude. But my 2008 C300 Sport version Mercedes is my favorite. The styling is quietly pleasing, and the car feels solid and comfortable around town and on the highway. I find the seats comfortable even after a 5-hour drive! The fun part is the car's handling and pep. Mileage on the highway of my 6-speed is a great 31.7 MPG, though around town, it's closer to 21. That's the only negative: better in-town mileage would be nice. I bought the navigation and sound package, which I use and like a lot. The nav system is easy to use, though I wish they'd update it more often, as interstate changes are incorporated very slowly. All-in-all it's a great car, very dependable and with good service.
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Good Choice

by from Clifton on September 24, 2010

I test drove a number of cars before deciding on the C300 Sport with manual transmission. The A4 2.0 T has a little turbo lag, nice quatro, the BMW 328i is nice probably a better engine, the VW CC rea...
I test drove a number of cars before deciding on the C300 Sport with manual transmission. The A4 2.0 T has a little turbo lag, nice quatro, the BMW 328i is nice probably a better engine, the VW CC rear view is obstructed by the egg shell, TSX is nice but only with front wheel drive, Maxima is nice, nice power band, no manual transmission. It took me a while to decide but based on quality/performance/feel alone it was really betwen the 328i and C300 with the TSX close by. The TSX clutch was awesome, I must say. But at the end of the day rear wheel drive is better for more spirited drivers as myself. I did negociate finance on all these cars. The BMW dealers did not want to deal, even though they had both special financing and lease deals as per advertised. At the end of the day Mercedes offered the best finance for my budget. The car likes to be in the 6th gear, clearly the gas consumption gets better as you drive on the highway. I get 27 mpg at about 80/85. The short shift clutch is awesome, the feel of the actual knob is excellent. The audio is nice, bluetooth for your calling needs, Ipod adator in the glovebox, nice design. All in all a nice package. The cabin is very quiet and when you close the doors it almost feel like a " vault". This is best in class!!!!
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I love this car

by from Birmingham, AL on May 25, 2016

In Dec 2015 I bought a 2010 C300 with 61K miles. This was a replacement for my 2003 SAAB 9-3 T. There were two things about the SAAB I miss: the high output turbo that still easily got 31MPG with no...
In Dec 2015 I bought a 2010 C300 with 61K miles. This was a replacement for my 2003 SAAB 9-3 T. There were two things about the SAAB I miss: the high output turbo that still easily got 31MPG with normal driving, and great acceleration. But I don't miss the regular alarms going off for minor (or major). Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed driving the SAAB. But it came to a point where I was simply too frustrated with a certain major repair that I couldn't get repaired (the fan blower /climate control stopped working). So I looked for a new ride. I researched BMW 3 series, which I loved, the VW CC, which I thought was a great car for the money and the economics, and the C300. I chose to go with the C300 due to the good HP, high quality, and Consumer Report's Best Buy rating. Compared to the other two, the C300 has much higher reliability. Driving the car, it has a very stable, solid ride, and ample power. The MPG isn't as good, but I'm hoping I'll make up for it with lower repair and/or maintenance. I looked for a long time and found a car with all the Navi package, memory seats, very few cosmetic blemishes (car looks new actually). I didn't care about the Benz tex versus leather, and with the ageing issues of leather I'm happy with the tex. I recommend getting a PCMCIA card with an SD adapter. You can record music/podcasts and your only limit is the memory of the card. You can also watch DVD video while in park, or play the DVD sound only while in motion. There are 7-8 video-audio connection options. The navi works well, but it's a little challenging to get used to. (Why do not car manufacturers just fit a Garmin in the car???). The satellite radio works great as well. For your electronics power, there are 3 outlets to keep your phone powered up (two in glove box, one in the console). The tinted rearview mirrors help night driving. The fog lights follow the car as you turn the steering wheel. Its beginning to get hot now in the South, and I can say the A/C is cold. One thing that doesn't work, or at least I haven't figured it out: the garage door opener doesn't sync, but I have a clicker so it's ok. I would say I am 100% satisfied 5 months into the ownership experience. I bought the car with 61K miles on it.
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new to Benz club

by from on January 5, 2013

Beautifully designed exterior and interior. reliable, good on gas, only bad thing is it only uses premium 91 gas so it is more expensive. other bad thing is the cars are small on the inside vs cheaper...
Beautifully designed exterior and interior. reliable, good on gas, only bad thing is it only uses premium 91 gas so it is more expensive. other bad thing is the cars are small on the inside vs cheaper cars but if you want more space, better go with an e class.
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Best car ever

by from Jonesboro Ar on June 20, 2013

I own a 2010 C300 Luxury. Great car. Plenty of power. Looks great. I get looks in this car anywhere I go. Highly recommended.
I own a 2010 C300 Luxury. Great car. Plenty of power. Looks great. I get looks in this car anywhere I go. Highly recommended.
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Excellent Vehicle!

by from Pittsburgh, PA on September 24, 2010

This is a fantastic vehicle. My only complaint is that the C300 needs a little more power. I previously owned a CLK350 and it had noticeably better acceleration. The C300 feels heavier and, as a resul...
This is a fantastic vehicle. My only complaint is that the C300 needs a little more power. I previously owned a CLK350 and it had noticeably better acceleration. The C300 feels heavier and, as a result, a little more sluggish on acceleration. Mercedes' new voice command system and navi are much improved and now rival the technology of its Japanese competitors. I love this vehicle!
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Best car I've owned

by from Milford MI on February 19, 2011

I've owned 37 vechiles in my life, and this is by far the best one. I've got 20,000 miles on the car in just under a year. The best things about the car besides it's over all classic styling, are the ...
I've owned 37 vechiles in my life, and this is by far the best one. I've got 20,000 miles on the car in just under a year. The best things about the car besides it's over all classic styling, are the breaks, which are top notch solid, and the smooth 7 speed auto trans. I get better than expected mpg's 24 just communting here and there and up to 30 mpg on the highway at 70+ mph. The power to pass is there when needed, and the handling makes you fill secure even at high speeds, on Michigan roads. The interior is very functional, some people complain about the cruse control and turn singnal being to close, but personally after one day of use I was acustom to it and love the way the cruse works. The car is very easy to hand wash and keep clean, even my wife washes this one by herself. I won't be needing another car for a long time.
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Great Vehicle

by from Pitts, pa on December 17, 2012

This Car handles nice - i have the AWD, living in PA that is a must! Great style and class- Bluetooth- handsfree talking is nice, so many features - to many to list. I love this car!
This Car handles nice - i have the AWD, living in PA that is a must! Great style and class- Bluetooth- handsfree talking is nice, so many features - to many to list. I love this car!
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Like it but dont love it !

by from Pewaukke Wisconsin on November 26, 2011

Bought this car due to best value of all others in the class hands down ! Handles incredibly well like a magnet to the road !Interior comfort suprisingly good but the interior looks a bit too bland,ex...
Bought this car due to best value of all others in the class hands down ! Handles incredibly well like a magnet to the road !Interior comfort suprisingly good but the interior looks a bit too bland,exterior looks very european,very sporty similar to my b.m.w e-39 1997 528 I !! !Bought this car with 11,000 miles on it,just turned 17,000 all is well! Undrepowered engine when compared to Acura TL,Bmw,and Audi !Tire noise is a big issue staggered Michelin tire set up with the Amg suspension conrtibutes to this.... i think ! My big complaint would be a slight winding sound at 45-40 miles per hour and 25-20,sounds like too much gear lash in transmision transaxle ?? Complained to Benz dealer in Waukesha Wi about it,they claim its normal.....we will see what the future brings at least its in their system in case there is an issue later ! This car drives and handles similar to a 3 series beemer, but with more interior and trunk room so i guess overall a nice car for the money and would reccomend !
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C300 2010

by from San Antonio, TX on September 27, 2011

I droved both cars the same day before making a decision. I brought the C300 2010, panaramic roof luxury which I compared with a C300 2010 panaramic roof Sports. The difference between the two, I want...
I droved both cars the same day before making a decision. I brought the C300 2010, panaramic roof luxury which I compared with a C300 2010 panaramic roof Sports. The difference between the two, I wanted luxury and the new front grill which the luxury does not have. So I changed the grill out. And the luxury has a lot of extra's great features and drives like luxury ride compared to the Sports.
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