Awesome performance! This car is a
"sleeper". It looks like run of the mill
C-class sedan but it is real fun to
watch the astonished faces of the
drivers of Mustangs, BMWs and such,
including kids in tricked out Honda
Civics, when it rockets off the traffic
speedtronic tranny isn't useful for
manual shifting - up or down.
Kompressor's whine can get pretty
annoying if no stereo on. Faster than
my blown '95 Carrera. Staggering high
end speed. Straight line performnace
is the envy of many a sports car. Very
compliant ride over bumbs, giving the
overall driveability a great compromise
between sport and luxury. Handles
neatly, although turn in not as crisp
as i'd like. very good brakes. very
comfortable. very content to cruise
around town at 25mph and get great gas
mileage or to tear it up on back
country roads. keep ESP turned off
unless it's wet, out.
motor. power. brakes. most everything
is very very good in the c32.
stereo. kompressor makes too much of a
whine. intermittent wipers would be
This was my dream car after reading the
previews. I really wanted to love it
and keep it for a long time. It was a
car that I had to "reach" to pay for
but I thought it would be worth it.
Boy was I wrong!
First the good. The car is fabulous to
look at and drive. It handles very
well for the level of comfort it
provides. The steering could be more
communicative like BMW's but overall it
was a pleasure to drive.
Unfortunately it has had way too many
problems. It has been at the shop too
many times. I've sold it recently,
because I couldn't stand it any longer.
Power, handling, beauty.
Build it better. These cars should
last at least 5 years before there is
a major problem.
I am a police officer specializing
in traffic reconstruction. I have seen
many crashes involving all kinds of
vehicle makes and model. NOTHING
impressed me more than a Mercedes Benz.
AMG elevated Mercedes to a higher
level. Not only can an owner enjoy the
safety Mercedes offers, AMG provides
the horse power other manufacturers
strive to achieve. It has four doors.
In my opinion for its price range, it
is the best value. Owning one truly
gives me the best of both worlds. A
car that is built like a tank that can
run with Porsches and Corvettes. Not
that I do, but knowing I can is good
enough. It is a wolf in a sheeps cloak.
My favorate feature is definitely the
hand built engine AMG produces. It is
truly a work of art. A V6 with the
power of a V8. The safety features
that is unsurpassed.
I would like to see some of the options
available to the E class and S class
that is not offered to the C class
models. I'm quite sure future models
will have a slightly more powerful
engine than the current model. Fuel
economy is something Mercedes can work