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Handles like it's on rails

by from Philadelphia, PA on September 2, 2012

Quiet, comfortable ride. 4Matic is the most sure-footed & most advanced all-wheel-drive system I've ever driven. Precise handling. My wife & I fight over who gets to drive. Love this car.
Quiet, comfortable ride. 4Matic is the most sure-footed & most advanced all-wheel-drive system I've ever driven. Precise handling. My wife & I fight over who gets to drive. Love this car.
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First High End Vehicle

by from San Francisco, CA on June 1, 2011

Okay - so it's an entry level Mercedes, but it's my first, so I'm excited about it. I have a pretty well loaded version, so it does everything except wash the dishes. Moved to San Francisco, from Ohio...
Okay - so it's an entry level Mercedes, but it's my first, so I'm excited about it. I have a pretty well loaded version, so it does everything except wash the dishes. Moved to San Francisco, from Ohio so no need for a 4WD. I like the hill assist feature which keeps you in place on the big hills this city has for a few seconds before rolling backwards. The Navigation system is really first rate, and once I really learn how to use it, I'm sure I'll like it even more - this was a must have for someone not from the area to help get around. I get 6 months of Sirius Satellite radio and will likely keep it, as it's a nice feature to have for road trips. Back seats fold down to make more room, and I really appreciate having a lockable trunk in the city. Drives very smooth, easy to see out the windows...has a button that creates shade on the back window for sunny days (black leather interior can get hot). Very few cons, but a couple of areas for improvement - Sound system is good, but not great. The interior feels a little cheap, especially where the left foot rest is, I can feel the difference between the carpet and some other material that sounds cheap when you tap your feet on it. Keyless starter is hard to release key for valet. I give it a little low value for the money, as for this price you can get a really good standard brand car, but then again, it isn't a Mercedes! :) Comes with a service plan, so assume most things will be covered.
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Best car I've Owned

by from NYC, NY on January 10, 2013

I have been dying to purchase a mercedes so imagine my delight when i went on to cars.com to search for one. this was, by far, the best car buying experience i have ever had. i scheduled the test driv...
I have been dying to purchase a mercedes so imagine my delight when i went on to cars.com to search for one. this was, by far, the best car buying experience i have ever had. i scheduled the test drive and it drives like a dream. you know you are sitting in a luxury car yet it feels powerful at the same time. i love the styling of the car - very classic. i think the interior could use more space - no room for gps so next time i am buying the navi system. it has been two weeks and i still smile when i drive this car. LOVE IT!
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Driven Them All

by from St. Paul, MN on December 22, 2010

I've driven/owned just about all of them out there over the years - except BMW. My new C300 MB Sport is the best ever - in every respect. Luxury coupled with German style, manners and sportiness. The ...
I've driven/owned just about all of them out there over the years - except BMW. My new C300 MB Sport is the best ever - in every respect. Luxury coupled with German style, manners and sportiness. The xenon lighting package is ideal for us new sight challenged drivers. But, don't forget the optional AMG wheels! It now looks (but surely doesn't perform) like a C63 AMG.
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Fun to Drive

by from Ft Lauderdale, Fl on January 23, 2011

The 2011 C300 is a pleasure to drive as long as you don't accidently engage the cruise control. With all the good things about the cars design, it seems that the engineers left out this major safety d...
The 2011 C300 is a pleasure to drive as long as you don't accidently engage the cruise control. With all the good things about the cars design, it seems that the engineers left out this major safety detail. By placing the the cruise control such that is easily engaged may be the desired effect. Having a feature that takes aceleration control from the driver and can be engaged without a separate secondary control is foolishly dangerous. The C300 has plenty of pep and handles well. Good car for the money.
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Best Sedan I've ever driven

by from Alabama on March 24, 2013

Coming from a 2006 BMW 5 series that i had bought used, i bought this car brand new. The 5 series often felt bulky and slow on pick up. But the C class is great on torque and reaches speeds quite comf...
Coming from a 2006 BMW 5 series that i had bought used, i bought this car brand new. The 5 series often felt bulky and slow on pick up. But the C class is great on torque and reaches speeds quite comfortably. On the sports setting it often feels like a mini sports car. my only complaint is that the technology on the car is considerably lacking in comparison to the 5 series. The base model on the C300 doesnt have navigation or the technology of the E class, which is something i hear they have changed on the updated 2012 model. Anyway, its a great car overall!
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Best car I've driven hands down

by from Boston, Ma on May 20, 2014

The Mercedes Benz C class is the best car I've drive period. A prior BMW owner and the C class is luxury, style and performance. This car is stylish whether on the road or in my driveway and a head t...
The Mercedes Benz C class is the best car I've drive period. A prior BMW owner and the C class is luxury, style and performance. This car is stylish whether on the road or in my driveway and a head turner as you drive by. This vehicle is load with heated seats, dual heater/ac controls for you and your passenger. Bluetooth make making and receiving phone calls easy, with reception clear and crisp. This vehicle hugs the roads on curves and taking corners with excellent pick up. Comfortable leather seats that feel like they conform to your body for a good fit. Sun roof, side mirrors and rear view mirror that automatically dims as dusk and evening approaches. This vehicle also sports a retractable shade for the rear window for your passengers in the back seat. Overall very happy with this vehicle ands would definitely recommend it to friends and family
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Real German Engineering

by from Toronto, Canada on April 10, 2015

Outstanding German engineered value - I owned a C300 4matic with all bells and whistles. My first 4wd car... my first German eng. car and i'll never go back - 60K miles without a brake service (dealer...
Outstanding German engineered value - I owned a C300 4matic with all bells and whistles. My first 4wd car... my first German eng. car and i'll never go back - 60K miles without a brake service (dealership was blown away) mostly due to downshifting - the 6 cyl. engine actually did slow down the car - triptronic driving is a must if you have a feel for what this car can do! I just gave it up after a 48 month lease and got into a 2015 C300 (Turbo 4 with more hp) 10 days ago. The two cars are totally different. 2015 is bigger feels less sporty. I miss the old 6 cyl and stick shift triptronic auto. Paddle shifting on the 2015 is useless. I don't miss the old convenience elements like pop up nav/lcd, poor radio reception (tried 3 times to get it fixed under warranty without success), poor bluetooth performance and worst every voice response functionality. I love the 30% less fuel consumption on the 2015. Makes the 2011 seem like a pig. All in all I loved and miss the way the 2011 drove. Should have gone for the 2015 C400 but way over priced for what you get in my opinion!!!
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'11 C300 4Matic Sport

by from Eastern Pa on February 22, 2014

Leased this in May '11. I've owned an I30, 325xi & now this. How would I rate the car? Lease is up 3/14 & we just sent in the paperwork to buy it out (12k miles on it). Great torque. A beauty on the h...
Leased this in May '11. I've owned an I30, 325xi & now this. How would I rate the car? Lease is up 3/14 & we just sent in the paperwork to buy it out (12k miles on it). Great torque. A beauty on the highway. Great comfort for my wife & myself (heated seats are nice). Just came out of one worst snow seasons that N.E. Pa has seen in years & the 4Matic came out like a champ. The critics can write all they want about this car. This is one smooth baby be it on the road or parked in a driveway.
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Quality Matters

by from San Diego on October 24, 2010

Just bought the C-350 "Sport" = Fast, very responsive, corners like a Porsche, I was in the hills earlier today, handles corners very good, thought I was on a train track, No slippage! I mean none, th...
Just bought the C-350 "Sport" = Fast, very responsive, corners like a Porsche, I was in the hills earlier today, handles corners very good, thought I was on a train track, No slippage! I mean none, this car hugs the road. Mercedes builds the best luxury sports car, not to mention the most reliable and safest! Built to last, Im very confident I will get years of reliable usage and fun! Very classy/sporty looking at the same time! Very proud to own my first Benz, I am sold on Mercedes for life! Paul
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